Scott Perry (politician)
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|Scott Gordon Perry|
|Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Jason Altmire|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 92nd district
January 2, 2007 – November 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Bruce Smith|
|Succeeded by||Mike Regan|
May 27, 1962 |
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Christy Perry; 2 children|
|Residence||Carroll Township, York County, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Penn State University|
|Religion||Church of the United Brethren in Christ|
|Website||Representative Scott Perry|
|Service/branch||Pennsylvania Army National Guard|
|Years of service||1980—present|
|Commands||166th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard|
Scott Gordon Perry (born May 27, 1962) is the U.S Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district, serving since 2013. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 92nd legislative district (2007-2013).
Early life and education
Scott began his working career at age 13 picking fruit in Mechanicsburg. In 1980, he graduated from Northern High School and the Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School. In 1991, he graduated from Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management. In July 2012, he earned a Masters degree in strategic planning from the US Army War College.
Colonel Perry began his military career in 1980 when he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He attended basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, graduating Advanced Individual Training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia as a technical drafting specialist. He graduated as the President of Class 24 of Pennsylvania’s Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery branch.
He served as an Aerial Observer in HHB 28th Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY). He was assigned to the 1-108th Field Artillery as a Fire Support Team Leader before transferring to Company A, 28th Aviation General Support, as a section leader. He served as a scout platoon leader in Troop C (Air) 1/104 Cavalry; Commander of Detachment 1, HHT 1/104 Cavalry; Commander, Troop C (Air) 1/104 Cavalry; A2C2 officer – 28 Aviation Brigade; Assistant S3 Air, 28ID(M); S2, 28th AVN BDE; Executive Officer, 1/104 Cavalry; Executive Officer, Task Force Saber, Multi-National Division (East), Bosnia; Safety Officer, SAAO, PA Joint Forces HQ.
War in Iraq
In February 2008, he assumed command of the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, in which he managed the unit's mobilization to and preparation at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, for its ultimately deployment to its combat mission as Task Force Diablo in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Task Force was credited with flying 1,400 missions, accruing over 13,000 combat flight hours, transporting over 3 million pounds of cargo and 43,000 Soldiers and passengers (including civilian). As TF Commander, Perry flew 44 missions, accruing nearly 200 combat flight hours. Perry currently serves as Commander of the HQ 166th Regional Training Institute, Pennsylvania National Guard.
- Bronze Star
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Joint Commendation Medal
- Army Commendation Medal w/ Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
- Army Achievement Medal w/2 Bronze OLC
- Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/Silver OLC
- National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze service star
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
- Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Silver hour glass & “M” device
- Army Service Ribbon
- Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon w/”4” device
- Iraq Campaign Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Overseas Service Ribbon
- NATO Medal
- PA 20 Year Medal
- MG T.R. White Medal
- Gen. T.J. Stewart Medal
- Master Army Aviator Badge
In 1993, Perry founded Hydrotech Mechanical Services, Inc., a mechanical contracting firm in Dillsburg, which continues to operate today. The firm provides contract construction and maintenance services to municipal and investor-owned utilities from North Carolina to New York specializing in large meter calibration. In 2002, charges were raised against Hydrotech due to a regulator pursuing an estimating error on an internal form completed by an employee of the company.[clarification needed] Perry faced charges of conspiring to falsify state mandated sewage records. Upon review of the situation and circumstances he was allowed to complete a diversion program and avoid any charges that allowed him to keep his U.S security clearance.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In 2006, State Representative Bruce Smith of Pennsylvania's 92nd House District decided to retire. He won the Republican primary with 41% of the vote. He won the general election with 71% of the vote. In 2008, He won re-election to a second term unopposed. In 2010, he won re-election to a third term unopposed.
During his first session he become the prime sponsor of 12 bills and co-sponsoring others. Included in his legislative agenda were issues such as calling for a constitutional convention and holding the line against excessive spending. In the 2009-10 session, Perry served as prime sponsor of 17 bills, most notably House Bill 40, now known as the Castle Doctrine, which allows Pennsylvania residents to defend themselves in the face of imminent violent attack, without having to retreat in the face of a criminal. This legislation was enacted on June 28, 2011, when Gov. Tom Corbett signed the bill into law. In the 2010-11 session, Perry prime sponsored bills aimed to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, restrict the growth of spending in the state budget, protect taxpayers who pay their taxes in an escrow account, eliminate the Inheritance (death) tax, and authorize a Legislative Budget Finance Committee study of performance-based budgeting in Pennsylvania. He also co-sponsored bills that, mandate photo identification for welfare cash assistance cards, known as “EBT”, mandating Social Security number verification for state benefits, requiring photo ID verification of employees by employers, and increasing prize limits for gambling at private and social clubs.
- Labor Relations
- Consumer Affairs
- Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness.
- Liberty Caucus
- Motorsport Caucus
- South Central PA Caucus
- Military Installations and Base Development Caucus
- Fire Fighters and Emergency Services Caucus
- Career and Technical Education Caucus
- Second Amendment Caucus
- Bi-Partisan, Bi-Cameral Natural Gas Vehicle Caucus
U.S. House of Representatives
In 2012, Perry gave up his state house seat to run for the 4th congressional district. The district had previously been the 19th District, represented by six-term incumbent Republican Todd Platts, who was giving up the seat to honor a self-imposed term limit. In 2010, when Platts wanted to become the U.S. Comptroller General, he spoke to Perry about him running for the seat.
Perry won the primary race by beating out the field of 7 with over 50% of the vote (nearly tantamount to victory in the strongly Republican district). Although being outspent nearly 2 to 1 throughout the campaign he was able to beat his closest competitor on election day with nearly 3 times as many votes.
On November 6, 2012, Perry defeated Democrat Harry Perkinson 60%-34%.
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Scott Perry currently resides in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Christy and two daughters. He is active in the Jaycees and held the office of regional director for the state organization. He is a member of Dillsburg Legion Post #26 and Dillsburg VFW Post #6771. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Young Republicans, the Northern York County Republican Club, and the York County Young Republicans.
- "SESSION OF 2007 191ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY No. 1". LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Rep. Scott Perry bio". Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- "Representative Scott Perry profile". Project Vote Smart. Project Vote Smart. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- Congressman Scott Perry official U.S. House website
- Scott Perry for U.S. Congress official campaign website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography at Ballotpedia
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information (state office) at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Voting record at The Washington Post
- Campaign finance at Open Secrets
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 92nd District
|United States order of precedence|
|United States Representatives by seniority