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Scott McKnight

Markham Scott McKnight​​

Louisiana State Representative for
District 68 (East Baton Rouge Parish)​​
Assumed office 
January 13, 2020
Preceded by Steve Carter

Born November 20, 1980​​
Baton Rouge
Louisiana, USA​​
Nationality American​​
Political party Republican​​
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Allgood McKnight​
Children Luke, Ewing, and Lucy McKnight​​
Alma mater University High School

(Baton Rouge)
Louisiana State University​​

Occupation Insurance businessman​​
Religion Roman Catholic​​

​ 'Markham Scott McKnight, known as Scott McKnight (born November 20, 1980), is a Republican state representative for District 68 in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He won the position in a runoff contest against the Democrat Taryn C. Branson, 9,165 votes (58 percent) to 6,720 (42 percent). The position began on January 13, 2020, when the term-limited Republican Steve Carter stepped down. Carter ran unsuccessfully in 2019 to succeed the term-limited District 16 state Senator Dan Claitor.[1]

McKnight is the director of strategic business development for BXS Insurance, formerly Wright and Percy Insurance, his family's business. founded in 1882. He is also co-owner of Superior Ford and RapidFire Protection.[2] He is a former reserve deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. McKnight and his wife, the former Elizabeth Allgood, have three children, Luke, Ewing, and Lucy McKnight. The family is Roman Catholic.[3]

McKnight calls himself a "small government, free market, pro-business conservative who believes government should foster an environment for growth and prosperity.[3]

Coincidentally, McKnight ran in 2015 against Senator Dan Claitor. He finished the three-candidate race with 35 percent of the vote in the nonpartisan blanket primary.[4]


  1. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 12, 2019.
  2. Jacqueline DeRobertis (November 16, 2019). Republican Scott McKnight wins House District 68 seat. Retrieved on November 22, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 About Scott McKnight. Retrieved on November 22, 2019.
  4. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 24, 2015.