California State Assembly Republican Member Scott Wilk represents the 38th Assembly District which encompasses Simi Valley, the northern section of the San Fernando Valley, Val Verde, Castaic, Agua Dulce and most of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Recognized for his strong leadership abilities, Scott has been appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly to be the Vice-Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee which has jurisdiction over the business of the Legislature.
Scott earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from California State University, Bakersfield and his career has spanned both the private and public sector. He served as Chief of Staff for California Assembly Members Tom McClintock and Paula Boland, as well as District Director for Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon. While working for Assemblyman McClintock and Assemblywoman Boland, Scott was the architect of successful legislation on a variety of important issues.
Balancing public service with private enterprise, Scott managed the California New Car Dealers Association and was the Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for an assisted living company. In the 1980’s, he and his wife, Vanessa, owned a vending company. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Scott owned a public affairs firm where his work greatly enhanced the quality of life in the community.
The Signal Newspaper has honored Scott multiple times as one of “The 51 Most Influential People in the Santa Clarita Valley” and the SCV Press Club honored him with the 2006 Newsmaker of the Year “Behind the Scenes” award.
Upon his election to the Assembly, Scott resigned from the Santa Clarita Community College Board of Trustees where he was serving his second term. Scott recently completed a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation and he served on the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee. He is a member of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Granada Hills Rotary Club.
Scott and Vanessa reside in Santa Clarita and have been married for 27 years. They have two adult children, Scott, Jr. and Alison Grace.