BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Scott McKnight announced his candidacy for Louisiana’s 68th District in the House of Representatives.

A Baton Rouge native, Scott McKnight seeks to bring a fresh voice to the House of Representatives; championing the needs of all who call Baton Rouge and Louisiana home. After hearing countless concerns from individuals across the district, McKnight decided to announce his candidacy to be a strong, conservative voice for all in the State Capitol. 

“Throughout my life and professional career, I’ve sat across the table from folks of all walks of life, various faiths and political persuasions making it my goal to work together to achieve common-sense solutions – solutions that work for our children and that will continue to work for our grandchildren,” said McKnight.

During the campaign announcement, McKnight touched on issues important to Baton Rouge families that he will focus on over the course of the campaign. His record of getting things done in business and philanthropy showcase his dedication to community and to service. 

“Delivering results is just the beginning – paving the way for future generations by creating a competitive pro-job, pro-business, pro-growth environment for Louisiana is what we need right now more than ever. Serving Baton Rouge families in the House of Representatives, I’ll fight for all of that and more,” McKnight stated.

McKnight’s roots run deep in the Capitol City and so too does his commitment to the people of our state. Scott grew up working in the family business at Wright & Percy Insurance, a Baton Rouge firm that’s been around for over 130 years, now known as BXS Insurance. McKnight is the Director of Strategic Business Development for BXS Insurance, Co-Owner of RapidFire Protection and Superior Ford.

Scott’s life in community service spans various philanthropic efforts from helping in the fight against cancer to the winning the war on human trafficking. He has served on many non-profit boards, which include Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, Companion Animal Alliance, the Better Business Bureau, Foundation for Woman’s Hospital, the Association of Builders and Contractors, the LSU Museum of Art, and the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum.  McKnight also has been a Reserve Deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office since 2012. 

Scott McKnight attended University High School in Baton Rouge with his 3 brothers. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree and MBA from LSU.  Between earning his degrees, Scott met and married Elizabeth Allgood McKnight. They are both lifelong residents of Baton Rouge and are parishioners at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. They have two young boys, Luke and Ewing, and a daughter, Lucy.