Editorial: Incumbent Seneca Scott best choice in House District 72
BY World's Editorials Writers
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
10/31/12 at 2:59 AM
Voters in House District 72 have a smart, young, hard-working legislator in Seneca Scott, and they should re-elect him to a third term.
Scott, 35, was first elected to represent the district, which stretches from the University of Tulsa to Turley, in 2008, and he has proven to be an energetic and effective leader who is committed to his constituents' priorities.
During last session, Scott served on the Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Emergency Task Force, which makes recommendations on a law enforcement behavioral health emergency dispatch system. Scott worked hard to get legislation passed that would help local law enforcement, hospitals and emergency responders coordinate the transportation of people in need of mental health or inpatient substance abuse treatment.
During his tenure, Scott also has worked on issues related to neighborhood revitalization, economic development and education funding. He also worked for passage of a law to offer incentives for healthy corner grocery stores offering fresh food.
Known for his efforts on behalf of the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood before he sought public office, Scott understands the challenges of his constituents and has intelligent and innovative ideas for addressing them.
In the past, Scott has used his position to be an advocate for removing sales taxes on basic necessities of life.
Scott, a Democrat in a heavily Democrat district, again is opposed by Republican Randall L. Reese. Scott is a tireless advocate for his constituents and deserves a third two-year term.
Original Print Headline: For Scott