Elected to first term as State Representative - District 31. Legislative accomplishments include:
- Authored the law banning texting while driving
- Created the Inspire Scholarship program
Re-elected as State Representative - District 31. Legislative accomplishments include:
- Reformed state employee pension program saving $500 million over the next 15 year
- Authorized the use of medical marijuana for individuals suffering from serious illnesses
Darryl Scott’s family has a proud legacy of service to our country. His father and mother both served in the Air Force. After his father’s retirement, they proceeded to lead the effort to create their local volunteer fire department. Darryl said, “My parent’s selfless participation in community and service to our country inspired me to run for elected office. I saw firsthand the difference one person can make to improve the conditions and circumstances of those around them.”
Representative Scott has served in the General Assembly since 2008 as the State Representative for the 31st District. He serves as vice-chairman of the Education committee and as Chairman of the Telecommunications, Internet and Technology committee. He is also a member of the Gaming and pari-mutuel, and Health and Human Development committees. Since joining the legislature, Representative Scott led local projects such as the community garden program. With the help of volunteers from Dover High School, Delaware State University, and other local organizations, the gardens were able to grow and donate nearly 3,000 pounds of vegetables to the Dover food bank in the past two years.
In addition to his work in the community, he has worked in the legislature to increase educational access to a greater number of Delawareans. He led the push to create the Inspire Scholarship, which in this coming year will provide $1.4 million in tuition assistance funding for students to attend Delaware State University.
Prior to joining the legislature, Representative Scott served three and a half years on the Capital School District Board of Education, and was involved with the Parent Teacher organizations at his sons’ schools. He participated on numerous school committees, coached with the Central Delaware Soccer Association and held a seat on the Board of Directors for the Elizabeth W. Murphey School in Dover and currently serves on the board for Reading Assist Institute.
Representative Scott has degrees in Economics and Marketing from Eastern Kentucky University. Along with working in the legislature, he is also currently the Director of Account Management at Sitel, located in Milford DE. He and his wife Carol live in Dover and have two sons.
Proudly serving the 31st District of Delaware
My parent’s selfless participation in community and service to our country inspired me to run for elected office. I saw firsthand the difference one person can make to improve the conditions and circumstances of those around them.