Senator Scott Wagner was elected to his first term in the State Senate in March 2014, winning a special election to represent the citizens of the 28th Senatorial District, which includes part of York County.
Born and raised on a farm in York Township, Wagner is a lifelong resident of York County. A graduate of Dallastown Area High School, he started his first small business at age 20 and has since worked with and led numerous businesses, helping them to improve their operations and create economic opportunity. Wagner is currently President and Owner of York-based Penn Waste, Inc. and KBS Trucking in Thomasville, Pennsylvania.
As a small business owner, Wagner supports policies and programs that help to create jobs, limit government spending and ease the tax and regulatory burden on job-creators. A strong advocate for government reform, he works to make state government accessible and accountable to the people he serves. His top priorities include bringing fiscal responsibility to state government, eliminating school property taxes, helping to spur economic growth and protecting and defending constitutional freedoms. Setting an example for others to follow, Wagner does not accept a government pension or per diems and works to keep costs down to save taxpayer dollars.
Senator Wagner serves as Chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, working to advance legislation for the betterment of Pennsylvania’s taxpayers and local government entities. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Labor & Industry Committee, and is a member of the Senate Appropriations, Transportation, and Intergovernmental Operations Committees.
Wagner is active in the York non-profit community and has served in organizations promoting entrepreneurship and leadership development. He is a past recipient of the South Central PA Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Distinguished Service Award.