Scott Taylor’s Life Story is Remarkable.
Scott was raised by his mother, a single parent, in a small town on the Eastern Shore.
School, athletics, and early employment taught Taylor responsibility and strong work ethic — but most influential in building his character was his impactful mentorship from the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program. Scott began working on a farm at 11 years old and soon after was introduced to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program of America. His Big Brother changed Scott’s life and helped set Scott on a path to success. An accomplished wrestler in high school, after graduation Scott wanted to serve his country so he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL.
Through these positive influences, Taylor overcame the considerable odds against him to become a Navy SEAL. After completing the six-month BUD/S training course in Coronado, California, Scott was assigned to SEAL Team 4 and served in the United States and Latin America, where he learned a fluency in Spanish.
After 9/11, Taylor re-enlisted in the Navy. In 2005, Scott was sent to Baghdad/Ramadi as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Scott served as a Navy SEAL sniper. Scott was severely injured while on a combat mission and was Medevac’d out of Iraq to Germany, then eventually back to the States. He finished out his enlistment as a marksmanship and reconnaissance instructor.
When Taylor returned stateside, he became a successful real estate developer, security consultant, and used the G.I. bill to receive his education. Scott used his G.I. Bill education benefits to earn holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in International Relations from Harvard University. He holds a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting at Old Dominion University. As a security consultant, Scott would travel back and forth to Yemen over four years. There he protected critical infrastructure, American citizens, and negotiated on a regular basis with armed tribesman in the Arabian desert.
Taylor again felt called to serve. In 2013, Scott won a hotly contested Republican primary and was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, representing families in the 85th District located in Virginia Beach. His legislative accomplishments included laws dealing with energy, workforce and veterans issues.
Scott was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 2nd district in January of 2017 and became the first freshman member from Virginia to ever be appointed to the Appropriations Committee for a full term. He also served on the Homeland Security, Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch subcommittees. His legislative accomplishments included a law to bring accountability at the most senior levels to the department of Department of Veterans Affairs and the Ashanti Alert Act, a national alert for missing adults. He was instrumental in securing hundreds of millions of dollars for his district and state for military construction and infrastructure projects. further, his appropriations amendments helping to protect military base access roads from flooding and/or sea level rise and his amendment to allow inter-agency cooperation on public-private partnerships at rural military installations were signed into law.
Taylor has been looked to as a leader by his peers and the media for his domestic and foreign policy knowledge. He resides in Virginia Beach.
Taylor is currently campaigning to secure Virginia’s Second Congressional District seat. Incumbent Luria campaigns as a moderate, while her record exposes her radical agenda. The preservation of American values is at stake, and the people of Hampton Roads deserve transparent leadership and effective constituent advocacy.