Scott Perry brings a background of hard work, business acumen, military leadership and community involvement to the House of Representatives. He is serving his third term as a State Representative, having established a record of dedication to the cause of protecting taxpayers’ interests in Harrisburg. He has been assigned to the Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Labor Relations, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness and Rules committees.
Scott is a 1980 graduate of Northern High School and the Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School. To further his education, Scott was able to put himself through college while working a full-time job. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management.
In 1993, Scott started his own mechanical contracting firm, Hydrotech Mechanical Services Inc. The Dillsburg-based business provides contract construction and maintenance services to municipal and investor-owned utilities from North Carolina to New York and specializes in large meter calibration.
Scott began his military career in 1980 when he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He attended basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, and graduated Advanced Individual Training at Fort Belvoir, VA, as a technical drafting specialist. He graduated as the president of his officer candidate school and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the field artillery branch.
Lieutenant Colonel Perry assumed command of the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Infantry Division in February 2008. The unit was called to active federal service for Operation Iraqi Freedom. After successfully returning the Battalion from its myriad combat missions from January 2009-2010, Scott returned to his duties serving the constituents of the 92nd Legislative District on February 1, 2010.
On February 5, 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Perry was promoted to the rank of Colonel and assumed command of the 166th Regiment, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, located at Fort Indiantown Gap. In August 2012, Colonel Perry assumed command of the entire Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Facility.
Scott was active in the Jaycees and has held the office of regional director for the state organization. He also is a member of both the Dillsburg American Legion Post #26 and Dillsburg VFW Post #6771.
Scott is active in the Republican Party, currently serving on the York County Executive Committee and previously having served eight terms as a member of the county committee from Carroll Township. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Young Republicans, the Republican Club of York, the Northern York County Republican Club, and the York County Young Republicans. He has served in various capacities on numerous campaigns from President of the United States to township supervisor.
Scott and his wife, Christy, are the parents of two daughters, Ryenn and Mattea.