Meet Attica Scott, Democrat for State Legislature in Kentucky

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Attica Scott, Democrat running for re-election in the Kentucky legislature.

In 2010, Representative Attica Scott graduated from the first class of Emerge Kentucky, which prepares Democratic women to run for office.

In 2016, Attica defeated a 34-year incumbent to become the first Black woman in nearly 20 years to serve in the Kentucky state legislature. Moreover, Attica is the only woman of color in the entire Kentucky legislature. In 2017, Representative Scott was named to Essence Magazine’s list of #Woke100 women in the U.S. She is running for re-election to the state legislature this year.

Attica is an inspiring person and powerful speaker. Here is her Tedx talk:

She is a rising star in Democracy party circles. We here at Philanthropy Women thought you’d like to get to know her a little bit better.

Here are Attica’s answers to the questions we posted on our blog in May. Responding candidates should keep all answers to no more than 240 characters so that we can repost the answers on Twitter (leaving a few characters for links, etc).

Here we go!

Question: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

Answer: I am named after Attica prison in upstate New York. 

Question: If you could pass one law today, what would it be?

Answer: One law won’t save enough lives. 

Question: What or who helps you keep going through the criticism and attacks inherent in a political campaign?

Answer: My faith, my family and my friends. 

Question: If you could have dinner with one famous woman (dead or alive) who would it be?

Answer: Harriet Tubman

Question: What’s the first line of your epitaph?

Answer: She loved her children. 

Question: Chocolate or wine?

Answer: Chocolate. 

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Author: Allison Fine

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