Scott Wyatt (politician)

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Scott Wyatt
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 97th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2020
Preceded byChris Peace
Personal details
Born1969 (age 53–54)
Richmond, Virginia[1]
Political partyRepublican

Scott Wyatt (born 1969) is an American politician. A Republican, he is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 97th district.

Biography[edit]

Wyatt was born in Richmond, Virginia and served on the Hanover County Board of Supervisors for 4 years, representing the Cold Harbor district.[2][3]

Wyatt is a member of the neo-Confederate organization known as the Sons of Confederate Veterans.[4]

Political career[edit]

2019[edit]

After incumbent Chris Peace voted to expand Medicaid,[5][6] local Republican party representatives chose to nominate Wyatt instead after a divisive convention.[7]

In the general election, Wyatt defeated Democrat Kevin Washington with 55.7% of the vote.[8] 17.7% of the votes were write-ins, most likely for Chris Peace.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia House of Delegates Member Listings". virginiageneralassembly.gov. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  2. ^ Times-Dispatch, Andrew Cain Richmond. "GOP nominee Scott Wyatt and Speaker Kirk Cox urge Republicans to unite and focus on November". Roanoke Times. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  3. ^ Luck, Ashley. "Hanover supervisor Scott Wyatt to run against Del. Chris Peace to represent 97th district". dailypress.com/virginiagazette. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  4. ^ Wilson, Jason (2021-06-28). "Revealed: neo-Confederate group includes military officers and politicians". The Guardian. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  5. ^ "Virginia Just Voted to Expand Medicaid. These States Could Be Next". www.governing.com. Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  6. ^ "Virginia GOP backs hardline conservative challenger over incumbent in House seat fight". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  7. ^ Local, Jim Ridolphi for the Mechanicsville. "RPV: Wyatt is the 97th nominee". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  8. ^ "2019 November General". results.elections.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  9. ^ From staff reports. "GOP's Wyatt claims victory over Democrat Washington for Hanover-based seat that features Peace write-in". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved May 28, 2020.