Scott T. WilkRepublican
Scott Thomas Wilk
Born: March 16, 1959 in Lancaster, CA
Married: Vanessa Safoyan (m. 1985)
Children: Scott Jr. and Alison Grace
Previous: Chief of Staff, California Assemblymember Tom McClintock
Previous: Chief of Staff, California Assemblymember Paula Boland
Previous: District Director, Congressman Buck McKeon
2006-2012: Member, Santa Clarita Community College Board of Trustees
2016: Early Primary Candidate for AD-38 (Withdrew)
2021-Present: Minority Leader, California State Senate
- In the 2016 General Election, Bill Dodd and Wilk, switching from the Assembly to the Senate, were the first Term Limits 2 legislators to trade houses.
- REMOTE VOTING: One of ten legislators (all Republican Senators) who have attended a floor session remotely using teleconferencing equiptment (August 28-31, 2020).
- DISTRACTED VOTING: On June 15, 2015, Wilk accidentally cast the sole Republican vote for the 2015-16 State Budget while writing a Facebook post. According to Jeremy B. White of the Sacramento Bee; "Confirmed that @ScottWilkCA voted for #CABudget by accident, finger hit the wrong button while he was focused on Facebook" (3:22 PM). Wilk later noted explained "My wife is right - I can't multitask! Accidentally voted for Budget while Facebooking against AB 93. The perils of social media #CABudget" (3:43 PM) Wilk's vote was 'corrected' after the Assembly adjourned for the day (4:09 PM).
Source: Biography at campaign website [wilk2012.com] (accessed 5/24/2012)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)