Scott is a life-long Texan, and a Baylor Bear for about half of that time. He earned BBA and MTax degrees, and maintains a CPA license in the State of Texas. His career path includes positions at Ernst & Young, and ownership in two franchise endeavors. Scott has served Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen, TX since 1997 and is currently the Executive Pastor. He married Shelly Parks in 1987. They live in McKinney, the heart of the 70th House District. Their son Ryan, daughter-in-law Jaclyn, their daughter Lauren, and son-in-law Andrew are all Baylor graduates.
In Austin, Scott has served on multiple committees including the House of Representatives Public Education Committee, Health & Human Services Committee, Urban Affairs Committee, Land & Resource Management Committee, Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee, and Corrections Committee. He currently serves on the Ways & Means Committee, Insurance Committee, and House Administration Committee. Scott enjoys fishing, but likes catching even better. He is a water and snow skiing enthusiast, but not at the same time.
As a CPA and former business owner, Scott believes that we must hold the line and reduce the size and intrusive reach of government instead. Families, businesses and nonprofits all across Texas live and operate on a budget and our state government must do the same.
At the heart of our democratic process, fair elections secure our freedoms. Scott strongly supports protecting the integrity of our election process and is actively working to ensure each vote
Scott is 100% pro-life and believe every baby is a miracle from the moment of conception. He does not support any reason to end the life of an unborn baby.
A product of public schools, Scott will continue to push for education reforms that promote a return to a system in which a larger percentage of funds are spent inside of the classroom.
Along with parental and community involvement, Scott supports smart innovations so that academic standards continue to rise until our children are competitive on an international level in the basic subjects.
Freedom of religion is a sacred right that must not be taken for granted. Scott has a proven record of fighting for our religious liberty and freedom to worship.
In 2015, Scott authored and passed the “Pastor Protection Act” to protect the freedom of Texas religious leaders to exercise their First Amendment rights.
As a CPA and former small business owner, Scott understands struggles of making payroll, paying taxes and the pain of complying with ever increasing government regulations and taxes.
As your State Representative, Scott co-authored the historic constitutional amendment to prohibit the imposition of a state income tax. He will continue to actively work to reduce taxes, shrink government, decrease litigation, and work to free our businesses and entrepreneurs from government policies that restrict the growth of our economy, jobs, and incomes.
Scott believes the 2nd amendment is clear “… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Scott is a gun owner and hunter and will not support any legislation that could limit the 2nd Amendment right of law-abiding citizens.