Governor appoints Tim Scott to U.S. Senate Seat
by: University Relations
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced the appointment of Representative Tim Scott to fill Jim DeMint’s seat in the U.S. Senate this week.
DeMint resigned from the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation.
Scott, a 1988 Charleston Southern University graduate with a degree in political science, was elected to the U.S. Congress in 2010 to represent South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District and was re-elected in 2012.
In an interview with CSU Magazine in fall 2011, Scott said, “Politics is my mission field. I don’t do it well all the time, but I am an ambassador for the Lord’s love all the time.
"One of the things that happened during my four years at CSU was the ability to learn how to think, how to process, how to plan, to uncover my potential,” he said. “The Lord’s Word, the Bible itself, is an opportunity to excavate, to dig into it and bring out the pearls and the jewels that are important for what He has called you to do. And you discover that on this campus in a way that is very meaningful, and I believe it was part of the foundation that serves me today."
Scott is realistic about the problems facing our government and leaders. “I see the problems of our nation and our survival,” said Scott. “I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, when my life is in His hands, I am safe as I can be.”
Prior to his stint as a U.S. Congressman, Scott served two years in the S.C. House of Representatives and 13 years on Charleston County Council. He has been the owner of Tim Scott Allstate.