Bolling: Meet Delegate Don Scott, Jr., Likely Next Virginia House Speaker
As a result of Tuesday’s elections, meet the man who will likely be the next Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates: Troubled past charts unlikely rise to power for Virginia Democrat (Washington Post).
Delegate Don Scott, Jr. of Portsmouth grew up in poverty, graduated from Texas A&M University, served in the U.S.Navy, and then spent seven years in a federal prison for felony drug related charges related to a crack cocaine distribution ring.
Following his release from prison, he put his life back together, got his law degree, had his civil rights restored by former Governor Bob McDonnell, and was elected to the House of Delegates in 2019.
Don Scott is now positioned to become the first Black man to lead the House of Delegates. It really is a rather remarkable story.