State Representative Scott McKnight is a Baton Rouge native who grew up working in his family’s insurance business. Scott now works as Vice President and Director of Business Development at Cadence Insurance managing over $1 billion in annual premium revenue
Through his work he has seen firsthand the role government can play in a private company’s operations. This experience inspired his run for office and his fight for smaller government and a free market economy. He’s a pro-jobs conservative Republican who believes government should foster an environment for growth and prosperity, not pick winners and losers.
Scott took his fight for limited government to the Louisiana State Capitol in 2019. Since serving as a state representative for district 68, he has earned a reputation as a fiscal conservative who has a record of supporting legislation that would foster economic growth across our state. Outside of his professional and legislative work, Scott also volunteered his time as a Reserve Deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office from 2011 to 2020.
Scott is a Louisiana State University alumnus, receiving his bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from the university. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are raising their three children in Baton Rouge. The McKnight family are parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and are actively involved in civic groups around their community.
Why I’m Running
Since State Treasurer John Schroder announced his intentions to run for governor, it’s crucial we elect another strong fiscal conservative to fill his seat. I believe my professional experience as a businessman and my political experience as a state representative make me the best choice for the job. Just like I have as a state representative, as state treasurer I plan to work to make government more fiscally responsible. Louisiana families operate on a budget, state government should be no different.