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Wilk gathers more support

Politics: Two water agency directors among endorsements for candidate

Posted: January 29, 2012 9:43 p.m.
Updated: January 29, 2012 9:43 p.m.

As Republican Assembly candidate Scott Wilk gets ready for the upcoming 38th District Assembly seat race, a handful of prominent locals have already endorsed him.

Those now reportedly throwing their support behind the longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident, father and college trustee include: Simi Valley City Councilman Glen Becerra, former Simi Valley Mayor Bill Davis, Castaic Lake Water Agency directors William Pecsi and Peter Kavounas and  Whittaker-Bermite Citizens Advisory Committee Chairman Glo Donnelly.

Santa Clarita Valley community leaders Harold and Jacqulyn Petersen have also reportedly pledged their support to the Wilk for Assembly campaign.

“What appeals to me about Scott is that he has been involved with our community, intimately, over the last several years,” Kavounas said Sunday.

Wilk’s work on the board of trustees at the College of the Canyons and his work, years ago, with Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, has provided him with valuable insight into the inner workings of politics.

Kavounas said he’s seen a lot of good people thrust into a political arena with plenty of good intention but little insight into those workings.

“Scott has been an active part of that political process,” Kavounas said.

Wilk, 52, who once worked as district director for McKeon, would be running against the wife of his former boss if and when he formally throws his hat into the ring.

Wilk announced his latest list of endorsements Thursday.

“It’s very exciting to build a coalition of community leaders as important as the one coming together in support of my campaign,” Wilk said in a prepared statement. 

“I’ve worked very hard in the community and to get this kind of recognition from these leaders is humbling, but also very inspiring.  It makes me work that much harder to continue to deserve their support.

“The leaders recognize the challenges facing our state and the failures of the state Legislature to create an environment that encourages economic growth and job creation,” continued Wilk.  “As a small-businessman myself, I recognize the challenges but I also have the experience needed to find solutions to these challenges.”


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