About Scott Wilk

Assemblyman Scott Wilk is the only candidate born and raised in the 21st Senate District.

Scott Wilk was born at Antelope Valley Hospital. He attended Mariposa Elementary, Piute Junior High, Antelope Valley High School, and Antelope Valley College, before graduating with a B.A. from California State University, Bakersfield.

Currently, Scott serves as the State Assemblyman for California’s 38th State Assembly District. He was first elected in 2012, and re-elected in 2014 with 66.3% of the vote. The 38th Assembly District and 21st Senate District both share the communities of Agua Dulce, Castaic, and Val Verde, along with the City of Santa Clarita.

Scott’s career spans both the private and public sector. In addition to his tenure in the California State Assembly, Scott served six years on the College the Canyons Board of Trustees. He also spent six years as Chief of Staff to California Assembly Members Tom McClintock and Paula Boland. Additionally, in 1989 Scott was appointed by Palmdale Mayor Pete Knight to be a trustee on the Palmdale Library Board.

Scott’s private sector experience includes Vice President of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for an assisted living company, managing the California New Car Dealers Association, and along with his wife Vanessa Wilk, owned a vending company in the 1980’s. Currently, Scott and Vanessa own and operate a public relations firm.

As a California State Assemblyman, Scott has focused much of his time on job creation. He was the principal co-author of AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act. Since AB 1839, California’s film tax credit was increased to $330 million a year and replaces the current lottery system with a more competitive and accountable system.

Likewise, Scott co-authored AB 2389 and SB 718 – a $420 million tax incentive that helped land a $60 billion aerospace contract expected to create 6,500 new jobs in the High Desert.

Knowing the water is our most precious resource, Scott worked across the aisle to co-author Proposition 1, which will build new storage and conveyance systems to ensure that California will have a sufficient water supply for its families and businesses.

In 2014, Scott was selected by the non-partisan, non-profit State Legislative Leaders Foundation to attend the prestigious Emerging Leaders Program held at the University of Virginia. This program is geared toward new and upcoming lawmakers that show promise as future legislative leaders – Scott was the only legislator selected from California.

Scott and his wife Vanessa reside in Santa Clarita, and have two adult children Alison and Scott Jr.

Conservative Values, Real Experience

Scott’s values have been formed through faith and his life experiences. These core beliefs have guided him in the State Assembly and will continue to do so representing us in the 21st Senate District:

  • Like Ronald Reagan, Scott believes in the power of the individual.
  • The private sector, not government, creates wealth.
  • The government should balance its budget just like hard working families do.
  • Government’s highest priority should be to protect our communities from criminals.
  • Scott believes in the freedom of every child to have equal opportunity in education, regardless of their race or zip code.
  • We must stand up for equal opportunity in education by giving every parent the right to choose the best school for their child.
  • Scott believes in the sanctity of life.
  • Scott believes in the 2nd Amendment.
  • Government’s limited resources should be prioritized toward public safety, education and roads.
  • Strong families are the core of our society.
  • Scott believes these values will build a better California.