Scott Wilk at University Center – College Of The Canyons
Scott Wilk, College of the Canyons trustee and small business owner, formally announced Wednesday that he will be running for the 38th Assembly District during brief ceremony held at College of the Canyons.
In the open June primary, Wilk is expected to face fellow Republicans Patricia McKeon, wife of Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon; local high school board member Paul Strickland; and Democrat and San Fernando Valley businessman Edward Headington. Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, will be termed out of the office this year.
The top two vote-getters will appear on the November presidential ballot.
Wilk has worked with Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon in the past as a district director. More than 75 people – including several local dignitaries – attended his formal announcement ceremony Wednesday.
Smyth had previously endorsed Wilk to fill his seat once he leaves, and Smyth’s wife, Lena Smyth, announced Wednesday she, too, was endorsing Wilk. Lena Smyth works as an educator at College of the Canyons.
“As an educator, I see firsthand the challenges we face,” Lena Smyth said. “I believe Scott is the right person to guide our state.”
The game is on for Scott Wilk who is deemed by many as the front-runner in this race.
His first goal will be to raise sufficient funds to be in the top two coming out of the June primary election. So, head over to Wilk’s website and send him a few dollars.
Under the new top two system and the political demographic configuration of AD-38, it is possible that two Republicans (Wilk and Patricia McKeon) might emerge to run off in November.