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Paul Scott elected to Michigan State House

Paul Scott elected to Michigan State House

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On the day when American voters made history by electing that nation’s first black president, Republican Paul Scott made history of his own.{{more}}

Paul Scott is the son of Paula Crichton Scott, of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the grandson of Horace and Carmen Crichton, also of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Grand Blanc native, 26, was one of two black Republicans in Michigan elected to the state House on Tuesday. They became the first African-Americans from the GOP to win House seats since 1904, one analyst said.

Scott, who had never run for office before, bested Democrat Michael J. Thorp in the overwhelmingly white 51st District by more than 3,000 votes. He will replace term-limited Rep. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Twp., to represent Southern Genesee County.

“It shows this goes beyond race,” Scott said on November 4th, as he celebrated with friends and family at Little Joe’s restaurant in Grand Blanc. “It doesn’t matter how old you are, or the color of your skin or your gender. If you listen to the people, they’ll put you in office.”

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