Arthur Scott

Associate Legislative Director – Political Outreach Manager

Arthur Scott serves as Associate Legislative Director for NACo’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs portfolio, lobbying on a broad range of issues facing rural counties. Arthur also serves as Political Outreach Manager for NACo developing and leveraging strategic partnerships to help address key county priorities in Congress and the Administration. Additionally, Arthur designed and managed NACo’s 2016 U.S. Presidential Election initiative “Counties Connect America.” Other responsibilities include staffing NACo’s Northeast Region Caucus and the National Association of County Intergovernmental Relations Officials (NACIRO).

Prior to NACo, Arthur served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate. During his time in the Senate, Arthur managed all federal appointment processes including judicial nominations and coordinated political and civic outreach initiatives across the Commonwealth. Arthur also managed the grassroots outreach programs for congressional campaigns during the 2008, 2010 and 2012 election cycles. Taking a leave of absence from his position in the Senate, Arthur helped design and execute field programs to address the diverse geographic and demographic landscapes of Virginia. A native of rural Southwestern Virginia, he graduated from Emory and Henry College in 2007 with a B.A. in Geography and minor in Business Management. Before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2008, Arthur operated in several capacities within the economic development community in Southwest Virginia including an internship with Lenowisco, the regional planning district commission.

More from Arthur Scott

  • County News

    Congress advances farm bill

    House and Senate versions of the farm bill are headed to a conference committee where stark differences will be hashed out over the handling of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and cuts to conservation titles.
  • Blog

    Congress advances farm bill

    After the U.S. House passed their version of the farm bill June 21, on Thursday, June 28 the U.S. Senate amended and replaced the House package, passing a revised $867 billion farm bill package on a definitively bipartisan basis (85-11).
  • Blog

    House Agriculture Committee advances contentious farm bill reauthorization

    On April 18, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2, “The Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018” – commonly known as the farm bill – on a party-line vote of 26-20. The farm bill helps counties make critical investments in infrastructure, nutrition, workforce and economic development in both urban and rural communities.