Jim Scott (Virginia)
|James M. Scott|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 53rd district
January 8, 1992 – January 8, 2014
|Preceded by||William J. Howell|
|Succeeded by||Marcus B. Simon|
|Member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from the Providence district|
January 1972 – July 1986
|Succeeded by||Katherine Hanley|
|Born||James Martin Scott
June 11, 1938
Galax, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Virginia Cromwell|
|Children||Casey, Mary Alice|
|Residence||Fairfax County, Virginia|
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina
George Mason University
|Occupation||Community affairs consultant|
|Religion||United Church of Christ|
James Martin "Jim" Scott (born June 11, 1938) is an American politician and community affairs consultant. A Democrat, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 1991, and served eleven terms, declining to seek re-election in 2013. He represented the city of Falls Church and part of Fairfax County, including Merrifield; since at least 2002, the district was numbered the 53rd.
Early and family life
Born in Galax, Virginia in 1938, Scott graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, receiving a B.A. in 1960; and M.A. in 1965. Upon moving to northern Virginia to work for the Inova Health System, Scott attended graduate classes at George Mason University, and received a Master's degree in public affairs in 1982. His charitable work included through his United Church of Christ church, the Fairfax Partnership for Youth (board of directors), AHOME (Affordable Housing Opportunities Means Everyone), and the Fairfax Fair.
Scott worked as community affairs consultant for Inova Fairfax Hospital. He served, part-time, on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 1972–86. Other public service positions he held were on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Northern Virginia Planning District Commission, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (former chairman), Virginia Association of Counties (former President), and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
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