Martha Scott

Biographical Information

Born: November 10, 1935 in Ware Shoals, South Carolina
Marital Status: Divorced/Widow
Children: Two children and two granddaughters
Education: Highland Park Junior College, Highland Park Public Schools
Employment/Military Record: Michigan Bell (retired), 26 years
Community Activities: Citizens for Better Care, Board Member; Michigan Youth in Government, Board Member; Citizens for Better Government, Board Member; Horizon Health System, Osteopathic Founders Council; Michigan Children's Trust Fund Advisory Committee; Michigan Policy Academy Team on Homeless Families and Children, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency-Greater Detroit Region, Past President; M.G. Scott Foundation, President and Founder
Religion: Baptist

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2010)
Other Offices: First elected to state Senate in 2001 special election; former member of state House (1995-96, 1997); former mayor of Highland Park (1988), former president of Highland Park City Council (1984-1987), vice chair of the Civil Service Commission of Wayne County (1980-82)

Elections and Political Participation

U.S. House13th District 2008
Primary Vote: 13,471 of 53,863 (25%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan Senate2nd District 2006
General Vote: 47,223 of 64,327 (73%)
Primary Vote: 7,919 of 13,939 (56%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan Senate2nd District 2002
General Vote: 40,087 of 58,986 (67%)
Primary Vote: 12,236 of 25,991 (47%)

Political Activities: National Foundation for Women Legislators; Women in Government; National Black Caucus of State Legislators; National Organization of Black Elected Legislators-Women; National Order of Women Legislators; National Council of Negro Women Legislators; Michigan Children's Trust Fund Advisory Committee; Michigan Policy Academy on Homeless Families and Children; Michigan Youth in Government Board

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