Missouri State Senate
Biography for Senator Scott

Senator Delbert L. Scott, represents Missouri's 28th district which includes the counties of Pettis, Henry, St. Clair, Benton, Hickory, Dallas, Polk, Cedar and Barton Counties. After serving 18 years in the Missouri house, Scott was elected to the Senate in 2002.

Raised in the small town of Lowry City, Scott graduated from Southwest Missouri State College with a teaching degree, taught school for 4 years and returned home to join the family hardware/home furnishings business where he remains active today. Senator Scott has been involved in his community, served as President of the Lowry City Chamber of Commerce, secretary of the Lowry City Industrial Development Authority, and was elected to the Lowry City Board of Alderman in 1984.

He is a deacon at the Lowry City Church of God (Holiness), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kansas City College and Bible School, served for 15 years as Activities Director of the Harmony Hill Youth Camp, near Fulton, and has written and published teaching materials for the "Way, Truth & Life" Sunday School Curriculum. Singing in organized groups since he was a teenager, Scott was a member of the General Assembly Gospel Singers. The group performed patriotic and gospel music across Missouri, from small churches all the way to Chiefs, Royals and Cardinals stadiums singing the national anthem. The Master s Four Quartet, in which Scott sang bass, recorded an album entitled "It's Time To Sing".

His family home furnishings business, Scott's of Lowry City, Inc., is a 41 year member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). He served on the Dealer Advisory Council of Townley Sentry Hardware in Kansas City and Denver.

A Delegate to District and State Republican Conventions in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000, Scott served as an Alternate Delgate to the Republican National Convention in 2000 and as a delegate to RNC in New York in 2004. In 1996, he was the 4th District Republican Elector. In 1988, Representative Scott was a delegate for the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) to India. He has been involved in numerous legislative conventions and study groups and is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council and the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL).

Senator Scott is a four time recipient of the Missouri Farm Bureau "Friend of Agriculture" award. He has been honored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce "Spirit of Enterprise" award, the Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) "Voice of Missouri Award", the Missouri Community College Association MCCA Distinguished Legislator Award and has received Legislator of the Year honors by the Missouri Propane Gas Association, the Missouri Recreational Dealers Association the Missouri Order of the Pachyderms, the Missouri Medical Association, and the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians. Senator Scott received the Missouri Hospital Association 2005 Health Policy Leadership Award.

Elected 4 times to leadership positions in the Missouri House, Scott was also elected to the Senate leadership team as a freshman senator. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Financial, Governmental Organizations, and Elections Committee; and also serves on Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws Committee, Transportation Committee; and on Small Business, Insurance and Industrial Relations.

Born September 9, 1949 in Clinton, Missouri. Scott now resides in Lowry City with his wife Donna. They have three grown children: Todd, Timothy, and Tiffany, and one grandchild, Landen.

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