Scott Wilk

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Scott Thomas Wilk
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Member of the California State Assembly
from the 38th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Cameron Smyth
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Vanessa Safoyan Wilk
Children Two
Residence Santa Clarita, California
Alma mater California State University, Bakersfield
Occupation Businessman, Public Affairs Consultant

Scott Thomas Wilk, Sr. (born March 16, 1959 in Los Angeles, California) is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican representing the 38th district, encompassing Simi Valley, the northern section of the San Fernando Valley, and most of the Santa Clarita Valley. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a College of the Canyons trustee. Wilk is running for the state senate in 2016 for the 21st district and was the top vote-getter in the 2016 Primary.


Wilk earned his B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Bakersfield. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Wilk 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.

California State Assembly[edit]

Wilk was elected to represent the 38th Assembly District on November 5, 2012. He received 56.9% of the vote.[1][2] Wilk was re-elected in 2014 and received 66.3% of the vote.

Additional committees Wilk has been assigned to include: Budget Committee (Sub 4 - State Administration), the Governmental Organization Committee, and the Joint Committee on Arts.

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. The program is geared toward newer legislators that show promise as future legislative leaders. Scott was the only legislator selected from California.

Committee membership[edit]

For the 2015-16 Legislative Session, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins named Scott as Vice Chairman of the new Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. This brand new committee will have jurisdiction over all aspects of privacy from Internet media to consumer retail information to electronic medical records as well as other issues in the broader field of technology: the security of data, protection of personal information, information technology generally, and even California’s own Department of Technology. The committee will also be responsible for legislation related to false advertising, product labeling and consumer protection generally.

Additional committees Wilk has been assigned to include: Budget Committee (Sub 4 - State Administration), the Governmental Organization Committee, the Business and Professions Committee and the Joint Committee on Arts. [3]

Prior elected office[edit]

Wilk was appointed to the Santa Clarita College District Board of Trustees on August 23, 2006. He was re-elected in November 2007 and November 2011. He also worked as a small business owner, ran a communications firm, and was a former legislative staffer.[4]


Scott and his wife, Vanessa, reside in Santa Clarita and have been married for 30 years[when?]. They have two adult children.


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