Don L. Scott, Jr.

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Scott attended Texas A&M University and enrolled in the Navy Officer Candidate School after graduating. After serving as an officer in the Navy, Scott attended Louisiana State University and earned his JD. Scott spent 10 years rising through the ranks of KRA Corporation, a workforce development agency in Portsmouth, before becoming a partner as a personal injury attorney at Breit Biniazan P.C [1, 5].

Scott first ran for election in 2019 as the Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates District 80. He was reelected to represent District 80 in 2021. In 2022, Scott was elected as the House of Delegates Minority Leader by the House Democrats [3].

Scott was arrested on federal drug charges in 1994 and served 7 years in prison [2].

Key Issues

Abortion

Scott opposes passing abortion restrictions and supports women’s reproductive rights. He does not believe the government should be able to interfere in personal decisions [1, 6].

Economy

Scott wants to bring more green manufacturing jobs into Virginia and lessen reliance on large energy corporations. He also aims to lower prescription drug costs in addition to introducing childcare tax credits and paid family leave [1, 4].

Gun Rights

Scott supports passing laws that would establish mandatory wait periods to purchase firearms. He also supports keeping current Red Flag laws in place [4].

Endorsements

Democratic Party of Virginia

Sources

1 WAVY
2 WAVY
3 Ballotpedia
4 Don Scott for Virginia
5 LegiStorm
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