G. McConway
August 14, 2023

SC State Senator Dead at 69

A local political legend in South Carolina has passed away.

South Carolina State Senator John Scott, a Democrat, died last week at the age of 69, reported AP News.

Scott had been in office for more than three decades.

Lifelong Public Servant

Scott has literally been in politics most of his adult life.

He was first elected to office in the state House in 1990. He would continue to serve in the House until he ran for and won a state Senate seat in 2008, which is where he remained.

Scott has been involved in numerous committees during his time in office, including Senate's Banking and Insurance Committee, Education Committee, Finance Committee, Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee, and the Legislative Oversight and Medical Affairs Committee.

While the cause of death has not been announced, we do know that Scott was having some issues with blood clots earlier this year.

In announcing his death, his family stated, "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son, and brother, Senator John L Scott. Jr., who passed away peaceably while surrounded by family and close friends. We ask the community to keep his family in prayer," reported the Washington Examiner.

Republican Governor Henry McMaster also issued a statement: "Peggy and I extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Senator John Scott. With over 30 years of service in the General Assembly, he has had a profound impact on Richland County and all of South Carolina. He will be deeply missed. May God bless him and his family."

The outpouring of affection for Scott came from both sides of the aisle, including Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who tweeted…

Per state laws, a special election will be held to fill his seat.

Candidates may file for the open seat three weeks after the third Friday following the vacancy.

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