A local boy, Scott was born and raised in the 21st Senate District, which he now represents in the California State Senate. The district includes the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Victor valleys.
Before being elected to the Senate, Scott represented the 38th Assembly District for four years, where his focus was on job creation. He continues to concentrate on enhancing the life of ordinary Californians by growing California’s economy, improving schools and streamlining government so it works efficiently and effectively.
During his first year in the Senate, Wilk authored landmark legislation creating a new water agency in the Santa Clarita Valley. The new agency will transform how water is delivered in the valley, giving voice to the little guy with a strong ratepayer advocate as well as ensuring water delivery is environmentally sustainable.
Wilk also received approval by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee for an audit of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to ensure that funding is equitably distributed to all areas of LA County.
In 2018 Wilk was the recipient of Easterseals California’s “2018 Senate Champion Award.” The award was presented to him in recognition of his continuing legislative work on behalf of children and adults with disabilities.
One in five Californians live in poverty. Bringing higher-paying jobs to the state will enable the poor to move into the middle class. Improving our schools will give all California students the tools they need to be competitive for jobs, higher education and sustainable careers. Reining in government spending and holding the bureaucracy accountable will ensure it works for – and not against - the people.
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 serves as vice chair of four Senate Committees – the Committees on Education, Agriculture, Rules and Governmental Organization. In addition to his vice chairmanships he is a member of the Committees on Business, Professions and Economic Development; and Veterans Affairs.
In 2018 he was unanimously elected by his colleagues to the 5-member Senate Rules Committee, which is responsible for reviewing gubernatorial appointments and the internal rules of the house. Selection to it must be confirmed by the entire Senate.
Scott and his wife, Vanessa, reside in Santa Clarita with their two spoiled dogs. They have two adult children, Scott, Jr. and Alison. Alison and her husband Matt are the proud parents of their precious grandson Zeke.