Meet Tim Scott, the New Black U.S. Senator

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  • Not a Member
  • True Life
  • Early Influences
  • Before Politics
  • It Gets Better
  • Welcome, Senator Scott
  • One of a Kind
  • A Small Club
  • It's Not a Black Thing
  • True Believer
  • His First Time
  • Legacy Slayer
  • Top of His Class

Early Influences

In addition to his mother, who "never quit" on him, Scott credits an early mentor John Moniz, an evangelical conservative and Chick-fil-A franchise owner, with his success. "He taught me how to be more valuable in my own eyes so that later I could be more valuable at work," Scott has said.

(Photos from left: John Moniz via The State, United States Congress)

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