A Born Political Candidate
Daryl Scott was born and raised in Conway, SC. Growing up, he was no stranger to hardship as he was born into a single-parent household on welfare. His mother worked as cleaning staff at a hotel in Myrtle Beach when the area was just developing. Like many other black workers in the community, she was paid under the table. Daryl grew up during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement. His class of students was the second class to experience integration and in his 2nd grade year, he transitioned into a fully integrated elementary school. While Daryl’s early years were filled with much financial and social instability, he credits his community in Conway as the village that supported him and his family and shaped him into the person he is today.
He is a proud graduate of Conway High School, where he participated in NJROTC, Future Farmers of America, and played soccer as well as competing in track and field. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard. While in the National Guard, Daryl received a scholarship to help fund his education and chose to attend Morris College. There, he began his active duty military career, ascended to the rank of Sergeant in the National Guard, then 2nd Lieutenant in the Armor Corps, and on May 24, 1988, he received his commission. Now Major Scott has served a combined total of 24 years in the South Carolina National Guard, Active Army, and the Army Guard Reserve. During his service, he managed and coordinated with the South Carolina Governor's request for federal approval under the Posse Comitatus Act to aid in hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters readiness. He received numerous accolades, honors, and medals for his service both abroad in Iraq and Germany and at home in the States. Daryl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Morris College, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Science Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration at Northcentral University online.
Daryl is running because he feels his community has lost its sense of unity that supported him and many others during his upbringing. Daryl is running to help bridge the partisan, socioeconomic, and cultural divide that has plagued his community, district, South Carolina, and the nation as a whole. Daryl is running to reform the education system in a way that leaves no child behind and provides every student with opportunities that lead to real world success. Join Daryl in his campaign to build pathways to success.