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District Leaders Endorse Scott Wilk For Assembly

September 16, 2011
Contact: Stephen Puetz, (800)-916-1770

(Santa Clarita, California) – An impressive list of business, political, and community leaders have announced their support for Santa Clarita Community College Trustee Scott Wilk for the 38th State Assembly seat. The 38th District is centered around the Santa Clarity Valley and Stevenson Ranch, and includes Castaic, Val Verde, Aqua Dulce, and Simi Valley.

“I am honored and thrilled to endorse Scott’s campaign for the state Assembly,” said Congressman Tom McClintock. “California needs Scott desperately.”

"I can't think of a better battle tested conservative candidate than Scott Wilk,” said Senator Tony Strickland. “That’s why I support Scott Wilk for Assembly."

Wilk, a successful small business owner, and community leader, has lined up an impressive list of endorsements. In addition to McClintock and Strickland, Senator Sharon Runner, Board of Equalization member George Runner, Senator Dick Mountjoy (ret.), and Assemblywoman Paula Boland (ret.) have announced their support.

Local government leaders including Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy, Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean, Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar, Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Laurene Weste, College of the Canyons Board President Michele Jenkins, College of the Canyons Board Member Joan MacGregor, College of the Canyons Board Member Mike Berger, Hart School Board Member Steve Sturgeon, Hart School Board Member Joe Messina, Newhall School Board Member Phil Ellis, Castaic Union School Board Member Susan Christopher, Castaic Union School Board Member Steve Teeman, Santa Clarita Parks Commissioner Chris Fall, Castaic Lake Water Agency Director Bill Cooper, Castaic Lake Water Agency Director Ed Colley, Newhall County Water District Board President Dan Mortensen, and Newhall County Water District Director Kathy Colley.

Business and community leaders publicly supporting Wilk include Beth Ami, Bert and Jane Boeckmann, West Valley Boys & Girls Club Board President Gary Thomas, Simi Valley Boys & Girls Club Board President Fred Thomas, and Rev. Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition.

“It is really humbling to have the support of such a broad and respected group of people,” said Wilk. “California is facing a watershed moment and the decisions we make in the next few years will dramatically impact the future of our state, economically and culturally. We need to stop the bizarre policies like mandating hotels use of fitted sheets and that public schools teach gay history and get back to what we are supposed to be doing – getting government out of the way of small business, educating our children, and balancing the budget. I am committed to these principles and will be a trusted voice for our community.”

Wilk was appointed to the Santa Clarita Community College Board of Trustees in 2006 and elected on November 6, 2007. Despite major reductions in funding by Sacramento the District has remained fiscally sound – ending the 2010-11 Fiscal Year with a 14.5% surplus. Wilk has extensive public affairs experience in the Santa Clarita Valley that has positively impacted our community, including the establishment of the City of Santa Clarita’s Open Space District, and the approval of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s 15-Year Master Plan.

Wilk supports free-market principles, smaller government and lower taxes as the pathway to greater freedom. Scott resides in Santa Clarita with his wife, Vanessa, and they have two adult children - Scott, Jr. and Alison.

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