38th District Assemblyman Scott Wilk
Scott became the Assemblyman for the 38th District, consisting of Santa Clarita, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, and Simi Valley in 2012.
Wilk’s 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. Wilk is now serving on the Santa Clarita Community College Board of Trustees for six years.
Wilk managed the California New Car Dealers Association and was vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs for an assisted living company. He and his wife, Vanessa, owned a vending company in the 1980’s and Wilk owned his own public affairs firm that greatly enhanced the quality of life for residents in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wilks’s public affairs work has greatly enhanced the quality of life in his community. His recent projects include “The Patios” development at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, establishment of the City of Santa Clarita’s Open Space District, and the successful approval of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s 15-Year Master Plan.
Wilk was the architect of successful legislation on a variety of important issues including AB 62, the Valley Secession Bill and AB 107, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Breakup Bill. Both efforts forced government agencies to seek reforms to better address their citizens’ concerns.
The Signal newspaper has named Scott one of “The 51 Most Influential People in the Santa Clarita Valley” for eight consecutive years and the SCV Press Club honored him with the 2006 Newsmaker of the Year “Behind the Scenes” award.
Scott graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Bakersfield. He just completed a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation and he serves on the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee and is a member of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past member of the Granada Hills Rotary Club. Scott and Vanessa have resided in Santa Clarita for over 28 years and they have two adult children – Scott, Jr. and Alison Grace.