Scott McKnight

McKnight

Scott McKnight

Running for:
Jurisdiction:
Political Party Republican
Campaign Website: http://www.mcknightforla.com/
225-242-9811
2788 Windrush Way, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Candidate Bio:

A Baton Rouge native, Scott McKnight grew up working in the family business at Wright & Percy Insurance, a Baton Rouge firm that’s been around for over 130 years, now known as BXS Insurance. Watching his Grandfather and Father lead the company through a heavily regulated insurance industry, Scott learned just how much the role of government can play in a company’s operations. These experiences are what helped to shape Scott’s political views.  He’s a small government, free market, pro-business conservative who believes government should foster an environment for growth and prosperity.

One of four boys, Scott attended University High School in Baton Rouge.  He went on to earn his Bachelors Degree and MBA from LSU. Between earning his degrees, Scott met and married Elizabeth Allgood McKnight. They are both lifelong residents of Baton Rouge, and are parishioners at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. They have two young boys, Luke and Ewing, and a daughter, Lucy.

Working in the insurance business, Scott is routinely called by clients who are facing challenges in their lives, both personally and in regard to their business. One of the most rewarding things for him is helping people overcome those challenges and finding solutions that will work for them. Scott will bring the same mentality to the Louisiana House of Representatives, helping our state overcome its challenges.

Scott also serves the Baton Rouge community in other capacities. He has served on many non-profit boards, which include Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, Companion Animal Alliance, The Better Business Bureau, Woman’s Hospital Foundation, Association of Builders and Contractors, Louisiana Arts and Science Museum. He is on the World Brokers Network’s Social Media Committee and for several years Scott has been a Reserve Deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office.

Scott’s desire to serve the people of this community is exactly what led him to run for the office. He could no longer sit on the sideline and watch as major issues were not addressed. Scott believes that it’s time that we secure long-term funding for our colleges and universities, for our failing roads and infrastructure, and that we must strengthen our commitment to improving education in our state. These are vital issues facing our state, and Scott’s style of servant leadership is exactly what is needed in House District 68.

SURVEY RESPONSES

Ranked Statements
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The gasoline tax should be increased to address the backlog of unaddressed infrastructure needs.
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Louisiana should raise the minimum wage and enforce pay equity.
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Access to healthcare through Medicare expansion should be maintained or expanded.
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Tax exemptions under ITEP should be subject to approval by the local taxing authorities whose revenues are reduced when those exemptions are granted.
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Legislative and state agency district lines should be drawn by an independent non-partisan entity to limit gerrymandering.
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Louisiana should pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Louisiana should have a statewide nondiscrimination bill that protects against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Louisiana should add an "X" gender marker to drivers' licenses for nonbinary and intersex citizens to be able to access accurate and appropriate identity documents, as is current practice in Arkansas and 11 other states.
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Short-answer Questions
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How would you work to address issues of pre-K, K-12, and college funding?

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Do you believe that the current tax system, which depends largely on sales tax that has a greater impact on lower-income families, is a fair tax system? What changes to the tax system, if any, would you support?

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What legislation would you support to deal with coastal restoration and climate change needs?

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What legislation would you support to address the economic and infrastructure needs of small towns?

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