Scott Holcomb represents District 81 in the Georgia House of Representatives. Scott is the Minority Caucus Chief Deputy Whip and he serves on the following committees: Public Safety and Homeland Security, Defense and Veterans Affairs, Higher Education, and Juvenile Justice.
Scott has practiced law since 1998. He began his legal career in the U.S. Army, practicing as a prosecutor and later, as an advisor on international law and the laws of war. He was stationed at both Ft. Stewart and Ft. McPherson here in Georgia and deployed overseas three times in support of U.S Army operations. Scott provided legal advice directly to commanding generals during phases of both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Following his military service, Scott entered the private sector and focused his practice on business litigation. Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine has twice recognized him as a “Rising Star.”
Scott is a strong advocate for veterans’ issues and he provides pro bono representation to veterans and their families. He serves on the Military Legal Assistance Committee of the State Bar of Georgia and he is a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Scott is active in the community and is a member of the Henderson Mill Elementary School PTA and an adviser to the Northlake Community Alliance. He has served on the boards of HOPE Atlanta, the Georgia Perimeter College Foundation, and the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network.
Scott taught part-time at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Principal with the Truman National Security Project. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, and BBC Radio and other media outlets to discuss foreign policy and domestic politics.
Scott earned his MBA from the University of Georgia while serving in the legislature and working full-time. He received his law degree from West Virginia University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut. He has also completed the Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program at Georgia State University.
Scott has received national and local recognition for his efforts and he has been named as an American Marshall Memorial Fellow, Manfred Worner Fellow, Emerging Leader in Environmental and Energy Policy, NewDEAL Leader, and French-American Foundation Young Leader. In 2012, Scott was named one of Georgia’s 40 under 40 Honorees by Georgia Trend Magazine. He also received Environmental Leadership Awards from Georgia Conservation Voters from 2011-2013.
Scott is married to the former Kathleen Oh of Reidsville, Georgia. They have a son, Carter, and a daughter, Kirsten, and attend Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
An active athlete, Scott completed Ironman Florida and enjoys running marathons. Most mornings, he can be found running in the Northlake area of his district.