Representative Jamie Scott
Arkansas Future Caucus, Co-Chair (D)
Jamie Scott is Executive Director of Pulaski County Youth Services, CEO and Founder of The Jamie Scott Group, and is serving her first term representing District 37, which includes portions of North Little Rock and parts of Pulaski County.
Scott’s roots in North Little Rock run deep, with her uncle a member of the North Little Rock Six who attempted to integrate North Little Rock High School. As the youngest African American female to be elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives, she has been recognized as one of Rock the Culture’s 2018 Women to Watch and Arkansas Business’ “40 Under 40” in 2019. She has also received appointments by Governor Mike Beebe to the Arkansas’s Legislative Task Force on Abused and Neglected Children and by Senator Joyce Elliott to the Arkansas Legislative Vision 2025 Commission on the Future of Higher Education. Scott’s legislative priorities include juvenile justice reform and passing bipartisan legislation designed to keep women safe from domestic abuse and sexual assault.
Before assuming her position at Pulaski County Youth Services in 2015, Scott dedicated five years as Director of Upward Bound Programs at an HBCU through which she prepared first generation college students to achieve a strong higher education experience. She has run her political consulting firm, The Jamie Scott Group, L.L.C., for over 10 years and has been the recipient of countless community awards including a COGIC 20 under 40 Achievers Award, Citizen of the Year, the Bishop DL Lindsey Spirit of Excellence Community Award, William H. Bowen School of Law GLO Award, and the Women of Excellence in Education Award.
Scott is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a B.A. in criminology and sociology and an M.A. in criminal justice. She also is a graduate of the Harvard School of Government executive education program, a certificate-holder from the University of Arkansas’ Lead Arkansas Program, and a graduate of Yale University’s Women’s Campaign School. She has volunteered and served on the board of directors for numerous civic- and education-focused community organizations in Central Arkansas. She is a member of the Church of God in Christ and lives in North Little Rock.
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