Scott Perry brings a unique background of hard work, business acumen, military leadership and community involvement to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served three terms as a Pennsylvania State Representative, establishing a record of dedication to the cause of protecting taxpayers’ interests in Harrisburg. While serving there, he was assigned to the Committees on Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Labor Relations, Veterans Affairs, Emergency Preparedness, and Rules.
Scott knows the importance of effort and dedication. He began his working at age 13 picking fruit at Ashcombe’s Farm in Mechanicsburg. Since then, he's worked as a mechanic, dock worker, draftsman and a licensed insurance agent. He is a 1980 graduate of Northern High School and the Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School.
To further his education, Scott 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 provided contract construction and maintenance services to municipal and investor-owned utilities from North Carolina to New York and specialized 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, New Jersey, and graduated Advanced Individual Training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 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. He soon branch-transferred to Army Aviation, where he earned qualifications in almost every aircraft in the Army’s rotary wing inventory (Huey, Cayuse, Kiowa, Cobra, Chinook, Apache, and Blackhawk), and the Instructor Pilot rating. He has commanded at the company, battalion and brigade levels; notably, then-Lieutenant Colonel Perry commanded the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, which deployed to Iraq from 2009-2010 - during which Scott flew 44 combat missions. In 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel, and became Commander of the Fort Indiantown Gap National Training Site. Scott was selected for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General in 2014, and was honored to serve as the Assistant Division Commander of the 28th Infantry Division – the Army’s oldest, actively serving Division. He presently serves in the position of Assistant Adjutant General, Joint Forces Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard. He is a graduate of the US Army War College with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.
Scott’s service to his community has included serving as the chairman of the Carroll Township Planning Commission, and as a member of the township Source Water Protection Committee. He was chairman of the Dillsburg Area Wellhead Protection Advisory Committee and he served on the Dillsburg Revitalization Committee. He remains active in the Jaycees and held the office of regional director for the state organization. He also is a member of Dillsburg Legion Post #26, Dillsburg VFW Post #6771, and is a Lions Club International Member.
Scott began serving as the Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District in 2013. He serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure, Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees.
Scott and his wife, Christy, are the proud parents of two children.