By Stephen K. Peeples
Scott Wilk, the Republican candidate for the California Assembly’s 38th District, which includes most of the Santa Clarita Valley, was interviewed for an hour on AM 1220 KHTS Tuesday morning.
Wilk is running against Democrat Edward Headington in the Nov. 6 general election to fill the Assembly seat held for the past six years by Republican Cameron Smyth, who’s now termed out.
Wilk is a Santa Clarita resident and a successful small business owner who’s also been active in public service most of his adult life.
A Los Angeles native, Wilk attended California State University, Bakersfield and holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science.
Wilk was Chief of Staff for California Assembly Members Tom McClintock and Paula Boland, and District Director for Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon.
In addition to running his own public affairs company, Wilk recently finished a four-year term on the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and began serving a second term on the Santa Clarita Community College Board of Trustees.
Wilk, 53, lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Vanessa. They have two grown children, Scott Wilk Jr. and Alison Grace Wilk.
Scott became the Republican Party nominee for California Assembly on June 5 when he finished first in a four-person field in the state’s new top-two primary system. His opponent Edward Headington finished second.
This is Wilk’s first bid for an Assembly seat, and his campaign website is wilk2012.com.
Click here to listen to the podcast of the interview.