Senator Ray Scott represents Colorado Senate District 7 in Mesa County.
Senator Scott was born in Ohio and grew up in Rifle, Colorado a small town where principles and values were instilled. Working on farms and ranches with his family were key to understanding just how important individual freedom and hard work can mold a desire to serve others.
Senator Scott began his work career with Conoco as a terminal manager and later with Williams Energy in Colorado and New Mexico. Senator Scott always had a desire to own his own business. With an entrepreneur's drive and velocity, he founded several businesses in the energy sector, land development, logistics, sports, software, and home construction. He built and sold companies that had extreme success on the one hand and great learning opportunities on the other. These experiences helped develop a wide variety of knowledge of how government can interfere and in some cases destroy the American dream.
At the State Capitol, Senator Scott works to reduce job-killing regulations that stifle growth, oppose new taxes on Colorado’s middle-class families, and fights to prioritize funding for safer roads and bridges in our state. He is a fierce supporter of fossil fuel development as these industries are the backbone of Mesa County and thousands of good paying jobs all over Western Colorado. Senator Scott has been a fail-safe defender for the people of Colorado against the far left progressive policy that hurts the very people government is supposed to protect.
When not at the Capitol or working with his business ventures, Senator Scott enjoys hunting, fly-fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
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