Meet Jamie Scott
Candidate for AR House District 37
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Jamie A. Scott
Christian. Community Leader. Lifelong Resident of District 37.
Jamie A. Scott is the Executive Director for Pulaski County Youth Services, a small business owner, a North Little Rock native, and State Representative for Arkansas House District 37. She has dedicated her career to public service and to fighting for equal rights and fair opportunities for all.
Jamie grew up in a family on the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in North Little Rock. Her uncle, Richard Lindsey, was a member of the NLR Six who attempted to integrate North Little Rock High School. Ms. Scott’s career and calling in life is constantly inspired by the stories of struggles endured by her uncle and the NLR Six in their pursuit of a quality education. In her constant quest of promoting self-empowerment, leadership, and youth development to equip the leaders of tomorrow and transform the lives of underserved youth, Jamie continually strives to uplift her community and be a voice for underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized communities.
As Pulaski County Youth Service’s Executive Director, Jamie ensures that free drug prevention, character development, and academic enrichment programs are available to children in North Little Rock, Little Rock, and surrounding communities. To support these efforts, she has successfully secured nearly $3 million in government and community grants for youth programs and juvenile transition services. Before joining Pulaski County Youth Services, Ms. Scott dedicated five years as Director of Upward Bound Programs at an HBCU through which she prepared first generation college students to achieve a strong higher education experience.
As the youngest African American female to be elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives, Ms. Scott is one of the Rock the Culture: 2018 Women to Watch. Additionally, her commitment, dedication, and strong work ethic has afforded Jamie numerous appointments including Governor Mike Beebe’s selection to serve on Arkansas’s Legislative Task Force on Abused and Neglected Children and to participate in the Delta Regional Authority’s Executive Leadership Academy as well as being Senator Joyce Elliott’s selection for the Arkansas Legislative Vision 2025 Commission on the Future of Higher Education.
Ms. Scott is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Harvard School of Government Executive Education Authentic Leadership Program, the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, the Little Rock Chamber’s Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XVII, the Lead Arkansas Class XIII Leadership Program, and the distinguished Presidential Leadership Scholars Program hosted by the Clinton Foundation, George W. Bush Foundation, and Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. She is a recipient of the 2018 Woman of the Year Award, 2017 Citizen of the Year Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Democratic Party of Arkansas’s 2017 Emerging Leader Award, the STAND Foundation for being an Outstanding Community Leader in Arkansas, the Bishop D.L. Lindsey Spirit of Excellence Community Award, the William H. Bowen School of Law’s GLO Award, and the Women of Excellence in Education Award, in addition to many others.
Ms. Scott is a member of the Worship Center Church of God in Christ in McAlmont and was recently awarded the 20 Under 40 COGIC Achievers Award. A former board member for Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPs) and AR Kids Read, Jamie currently serves on the board of Just Communities of Arkansas, the State and Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Jamie spends her free time traveling, mentoring youth, and volunteering throughout her community. She is a graduate of North Little Rock High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Arkansas State University.