|Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives|
from the 41st district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Tom Riner|
|Member of the Louisville Metro Council|
|Preceded by||Judy Green|
|Succeeded by||Jessica Green|
|Alma mater||Knoxville College|
University of Tennessee
Scott graduated from Knoxville College with a bachelor's degree in political science, and earned a graduate degree from the University of Tennessee in communications. She worked as a community organizer on the issues of racial equality and criminal justice. The Louisville Metro Council selected Scott to replace Judy Green, who they removed from the council due to ethics violations, in 2011. She won a special election to fill the remainder of Green's term in 2012, but lost her reelection in 2014 to Jessica Green, Judy's daughter.
In 2016, Scott ran for the Kentucky House, defeating Democratic incumbent Tom Riner in the primary election. She had no Republican Party opponent in the general election, and became the first African American woman to serve in the Kentucky General Assembly since 2000.
- "Kentucky Elects First African American Woman to State Legislature in 20 Years". Nbcnews.com. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
- "First day on the job for Judy Green's replacement - WDRB 41 Louisville News". Wdrb.com. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
- "Attica Scott loses, other incumbents coast to wins in Metro Council primaries - WDRB 41 Louisville News". Wdrb.com. May 20, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
- Anna-Lysa Gayle (May 21, 2014). "Attica Scott loses race to daughter of former councilwoman". Wlky.com. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
- 2:28 p.m. ET August 11, 2014 (August 11, 2014). "A mother's fear for her black son". Courier-journal.com. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
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