HEY GREENVILLE COUNTY!
I'm Amanda McDougald Scott.
I ran to be Greenville County Council representative for District 24 in 2020. I ran because I love my community, and I believe that every member of it deserves to be heard.
I have spent my career researching what makes communities thrive, and I wanted to work with you to enact people-centered, data-driven policies so that we can all succeed.
I am passionate about service, which I learned from my grandmother, Rose McDougald, in rural North Carolina. Grandmama taught me that friends and neighbors were part of a larger family, and sometimes they required our help. She taught me to listen while I serve, just as she listened to her neighbors and to me.
Election to a public office is an honor. It demands someone who thinks about every person living in all parts of our district, not just the most convenient areas. It requires someone who returns calls to every number, not just to those that are saved in our phones. It necessitates someone who wants to serve others and the greater good, not just political aspirations. We should insist on representation by someone who considers all of us.
I am a mother of a young child, wife, friend, advocate and neighbor; I ran because I wanted to serve Greenville County and make it a place we all can call home for all generations of families.
I ran because I wanted to hear from you, serve you, and bring people together to get things done for everyone in Greenville County.
Amanda has been active in the greater Greenville community since moving here in 2014.
While pursuing her PhD at Clemson University, she has also served in leadership and research roles at the Nicholtown Child & Family Collaborative, the Institute for Child Success, the Prisma Health Friends of the Children's Hospital, the Greenville County Democratic Party, SC Women in Leadership, and Keep Greenville County Beautiful.
She is a 2019 Clyburn Fellow and a 2020 graduate of Emerge SC.