Bobby Scott (U.S. politician)

Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott ( born April 30, 1947 in Washington DC) is an American politician. Since 1993 he represents the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Bobby Scott attended Groton High School and then studied until 1969 at Harvard University. After a subsequent law degree from Boston College Law School in Boston and his 1973 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Between 1970 and 1974, Scott was a member of the Reserve of the United States Army; 1974 to 1976 he was a member of the National Guard of Massachusetts. Later he hit as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1978 to 1983 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Virginia. From 1983 to 1993 he sat in the state Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1992, Scott was elected in the third electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Thomas J. Bliley on January 3, 1993. According to previously nine elections he can exercise his mandate in Congress today. He is a member of the Committee on Education and Labor and the Judiciary Committee. He is also a four subcommittees. Scott is also a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Arts Caucus. In the 2010 elections it reached 70 % of the vote. In the previous elections, he often remained unopposed.