ROSWELL, GA – Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today announced three Co-Chairs of her US. Senate campaign. They are Roswell City Councilwoman Betty Price of Roswell, Vivien Scott of Tifton, and State Senator Josh McKoon of Columbus.
“These are great leaders, and I am so pleased and proud to have them on my team,” Karen said. “Betty, Vivien and Josh will be active ambassadors as we continue to assemble our grassroots and fundraising teams.”
Biographies of the three Co-Chairs follow:
Dr. Betty Price has lived in Roswell for 28 years and been an active participant in community affairs. She was appointed to the City of Roswell’s Design Review Board in 2007 and has also served on the Boards of the Roswell Historical Society, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Senior Services North Fulton, the Roswell Women’s Club, Friends of the Roswell Library, Every Woman Works, and ten years on the Fulton County Board of Health. She is a past president of the Lakemont Homeowner’s Association and is a “Tenure” member of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell’s resident theatre company. She is active with Friends of Bulloch Hall.
Price, a physician by training, worked for over 20 years in the medical field, and practiced her specialty Anesthesiology in Roswell and Marietta. She is a past president of the Atlanta branch of the American Medical Women’s Association and has received the President’s Award from the Medical Association of Atlanta.
Betty received her B.A. from Pomona College and earned her M.D. at McGill University. She has been married for 29 years to U.S. Congressman Tom Price, M.D. They attend Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. They have one son who is at university studying Electrical Engineering.
Josh McKoon, Republican Senator from Columbus was first elected to the state Senate in 2010 for the 2011-2012 legislative term. Senator McKoon serves as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, vice-chairman of the Higher Education Committee, and secretary of the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee. He is also a member of the Ethics, Insurance and Labor and Judiciary Non-Civil Committees. McKoon is a past winner of the national Young Republicans “Man of the Year” Award, and was recently named to MavPAC’s “40 under 40” list of up and coming leaders for the next generation of Republicans.
Senator McKoon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University in 2001 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003. Senator McKoon currently works as an attorney for Crowley/McKoon.
Senator McKoon serves on the board of directors for the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, the Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court, Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Greater Columbus, Literacy Alliance of Greater Columbus and the Urban League of Greater Columbus. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Columbus, the State Bar of Georgia, the Alabama State Bar, and the Knights of Columbus Council #1019 at St. Anne Church, where he regularly attends services.
Vivien Scott is a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and a Chi Omega Alumna. She earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in 2002 and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology in 2004.
Vivien actively supports the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. GCCA champions the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy and collaboration. Vivien married her passion for children’s advocacy with her interest in politics. Her background in politics began during the 2000 election cycle working as a research analyst. She then worked as a Legislative Aide in the Georgia Senate to the Chairman of the Education Committee and Majority Whip in 2001 and 2002. In 2010, she took on the key role of “Campaigner-in-Chief” in her husband’s successful bid for the United Stated Congress.
Vivien’s professional successes and leadership attributes have garnered recognition from numerous organizations from around the state of Georgia. She is a graduate of Leadership Georgia’s class of 2007. In 2008, she was featured in Atlanta Intown’s “Women In Banking” issue as one of Intown’s most-noted women in the Banking industry. In 2009, Vivien was selected to participate in Pathbuilders Achieva program. Pathbuilders works with companies to shape the future with high-performing women. She is a Trustee of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) Foundation, and serves as Chair of the Special Events, Promotions, and Public Relations Committee. Following her husband’s election to Congress, she was elected President of the bi-partisan Freshman Spouses organization for the 112th Congress.
Additionally, she serves on the Board of the Republican Women’s Federal Forum as Vice Chair, one of the most vital organizations in the greater Washington, D.C. area. She also enjoys reading to children in schools and speaking at events throughout the 8th district. Vivien was born and raised in Miami, FL. She is the only child of the late Carmen Marta and the late Phil C. Gallagher. Vivien, her husband, United States Congressman Austin Scott and 13-year-old son Wells, reside in Tifton, and attend First Baptist Church of Tifton.