of Highland Park, Michigan, is a Democratic
member of the Michigan State Senate
, representing the 2nd district since 2001. The district includes the northeast section of Detroit
and the cities of Hamtramck
, Highland Park
, Harper Woods
, and the five Grosse Pointes
. She is currently in her second full term, which will expire in 2010. Previously she was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1994 through 2001.
Early life and career
Martha Scott is a South Carolina native and graduate of Highland Park (Michigan) Public Schools and Highland Park (Michigan) Junior College. In 1990, she received an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from the Urban Bible Institute of Detroit, and an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from the Tennessee School of Religion in 1994. Scott retired in 1986 from Michigan Bell after 26 years of service.
Scott has a son, Marion Scott, and a daughter, Deborah Scott. She has two granddaughters, Simone Gilmore and Cristina Tice, both children of Deborah.
Scott began her public service career in 1972 as a Precinct Delegate. In 1977, she was appointed to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. In 1979, she served as Vice-Chair of the Wayne County Civil Service Commission. From 1984 to 1987, she was President of the Highland Park City Council. In 1988, she was elected the first woman Mayor of Highland Park, making her the... Read More