Philip Brian Scott is an American politician serving as the 82nd Governor of Vermont. He was born on 4th August 1958 and started serving as a Vermont Governor in 2017. Phil Scott is a member of the Republican Party. He is married to Diana McTeague and has 2 children. He is a construction company owner. In 2021, he is the only member of the Republican Party to hold statewide office in Vermont. He is a champion of the stock car race.
Phil Scott’s Early Life and Achievements
Scott was born in Barre, Vermont. He is the son of Marian(Beckley) and Howard Scott. He graduated from Spaulding High School, Barre in 1976. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education from the University of Vermont.
In 2016, he was elected as the governor with 52% votes. In 2018, he won re-election to the second term with more votes. He was elected to a third term in 2020 with 41% votes, which was the largest in the state’s gubernatorial election since 1996 and the largest Republican since 1950. He was previously the 80th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 2011 to 2017. Before this, he was a state senator representing the Washington County district from 2001 to 2011.
Phil Scott’s Networth
According to tax returns filed, Phil Scott’s net worth is $3.1 million. His source of income is business and as a politician.
Phil Scott’s Business Career
After graduation, Phil Scott started working at Dubois Construction which is a Middlesex business started by his uncle. He became a co-owner in 1986. Scott is a past president of the Associated General Contractors of Vermont. Even after damage from fire, they managed to rebuild the business. When he became the governor, he sold 50% shares to avoid conflicts. He started to finance the sale himself.
Phil Scott’s Racing Career
Scott is a champion stock car racer. He won Thunder Road Late Model Series(LMS) of 1996 and 1998. He also won Thunder Road Milk Bowls of 1997 and 1999. In 2002, he was a three-time champion. In 2017 Scott won Thunder Road Late Model Series feature race. Till July 2019, Scott has 31 career wins.
Phil Scott’s Political Career
Vermont Senate- Scott was elected as one of the three senators representing the Washington County Senate district. He served from 2001 to 2011 as a vice-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. He redesigned the Statehouse cafeteria to increase efficiency. He also served Judicial Nominating Board, the Legislative Advisory Committee on the statehouse, the Joint Oversight Corrections Committee and the Legislative Council Committee.
Lieutenant Governor- On November 2, 2010, Phil Scott was elected as the 81st lieutenant governor of Vermont. As lieutenant governor, Scott presided over the Vermont Senate when it was in session. In addition, he served as a member of the committee on committees. He also served as an acting governor when the governor was out of state.
Phil Scott’s Twitter and Instagram accounts
Phil Scott has an active Twitter account with 4506 followers and follows 315 accounts. He tweets about policies for Vermont. Phil Scott’s Instagram handle is ‘philscottvt’ with 5391 followers and follows 79 accounts. He maintains a creative yet informative account.