I’m running for Governor because I believe ordinary Pennsylvanians are being abused by politicians, and that you need a Governor who’s on your side — one who’s a lot more like you and a lot less like them.
Born and raised in York Township, Scott Wagner is a lifelong resident of York County. Growing up on a farm, Scott learned the value of hard work, self-reliance and risk taking. After graduating from Dallastown Area High School, Scott enrolled in college. However, after one year of college, he realized he enjoyed working vs. sitting in a classroom. At 20, Scott started his first small business and never looked back. Over the last 37 years, he has worked with and led numerous businesses in diverse sectors of the economy helping to improve companies and create economic opportunity.
Scott is the President and owner of York-based Penn Waste, Inc. and KBS Trucking in Thomasville, Pennsylvania.
In addition to being a small business owner, Scott has been supporting conservative causes and campaigns for the past 30 years. Understanding the important impact that small businesses have on our local communities, Scott began heavily advocating for small business in Harrisburg several years ago. He has since been educating our government officials on how bad public policy hurts small businesses and our economy, while offering solutions and reforms that would benefit both.
Scott’s occupation and his involvement in the non-profit community have allowed him to meet thousands of residents throughout Pennsylvania. It has given him the opportunity to hear the life stories of others who have also had to deal with State Government.
In March, 2014, Scott Wagner took his experiences and stories with him to Harrisburg after being elected State Senator for the 28th District in a historic write-in campaign. Setting an example for others to follow, Wagner does not accept a government pension, health plan or per diems and works to keep costs down in his office to save taxpayer dollars.
As State Senator, Wagner is Chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, and sits on the influential Senate Appropriations Committee. He also serves on the Transportation and Intergovernmental Operations committees. In the Senate, Wagner has been the leader of identifying wasteful state government spending practices, fighting Tom Wolf’s tax increases, introducing policies to spur economic growth and protecting our constitutional freedoms.
Scott is not seeking reelection to the state Senate in order to give a 100% complete effort to share his message to people across the state on how to finally fix Pennsylvania.