According to the National Journal’s annual list of most conservative lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Austin Scott from Georgia had the second most conservative voting record in 2012.
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo), of the "legitimate vs. illegitimate rape" - comments fame, topped the list but is no longer serving which leaves Scott as the most conservative representatives in the House.
Scott, now 43, represents Georgia’s 8th congressional district.
He was first elected to political office at the age of 26 after which he served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 14 years.
Scott won the 2010 election to U.S. House by beating Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall by five points.
Since then, the 8th district was redrawn and went from leaning Republican to being one of the most Republican districts in the country. In the 2012 election cycle, Scott ran unopposed.
According to GovTrack.us, a legislation and voting records-tracking website, Scott is a “rank-and-file Republican” who, since being elected, has only missed 1.2 percent roll call votes (19), lower than the House median of 2.2 percent.