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ABOUT SCOTT

Representative of the 10th Congressional District, Pennsylvania

Scott Perry brings a unique background of hard work, small business, military leadership and community involvement to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Perry served three terms as a Pennsylvania State Representative, where he established a record for 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. He earned the privilege of serving as the Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District (York, Adams & part Cumberland) in 2013. He earned re-election to the newly-redistricted 10th District (Dauphin, part York, and part Cumberland) in 2018, and presently serves on the U.S. House Committees on Transportation & Infrastructure, and Foreign Affairs.

Perry knows the importance of hard work and dedication. He’s the grandson of Columbian immigrants, and the son of a single mom who fled two abusive situations and worked several jobs to survive and support her children – with whom she finally landed in Central Pennsylvania in their first home on Berryhill Street in Harrisburg, then moved to Dillsburg.  Scott and his family were on public assistance for several years during his youth.  He was raised in a spartan home, which initially had no electricity and plumbing, required bathing in a steel tub on the porch, pumped water from a well, and cut firewood with his older brother to keep the family warm in winter.   

Perry began 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’s a 1980 graduate of Northern High School and the Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School.  He put himself through college while working a full-time job, and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management.

In 1993, Perry and his mom started their own mechanical contracting firm, initially in their garage – 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.

Perry began his military service when he enlisted in 1980. 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), as well as the  Instructor Pilot rating. He’s 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 he flew 44 combat missions. In 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel, became Commander of the Fort Indiantown Gap National Training Site, and was selected to attend the coveted United States Army War College, from which he earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies. Perry was privileged to be selected for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General in 2014 and served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 28th Infantry Division – the Army’s oldest, actively serving Division. After serving in his final position as the Assistant Adjutant General, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Brigadier General Perry retired on 1 March 2019, upon nearly 40 years of military service.

Perry’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 served on the Dillsburg Revitalization Committee. He remains active in the Jaycees and held the office of regional director for the state organization. He’s is a member of Dillsburg Legion Post #26, Dillsburg VFW Post #6771, and is a Lions Club International Member.

Scott and his wife, Christy, are the proud parents of two daughters.

Awards & Recognition

  • ACT for America, 2015, 2016 National Security Patriot Award
  • American Conservative Union, 2013, 2015, 2017 Award for Conservative Excellence
  • American Farm Bureau Federation, 2018 Friend of Farm Bureau Award
  • American Motorcyclist Association, 113th Congress, Champion Award
  • American Public Works, Central PA Chapter, 2013 Elected Officials Award
  • Associated Builders and Contractors , 2014, 2016, 2018 Spirit of the Enterprise
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Champion of the Merit Shop
  • Coalition for a Prosperous America, 2015 Certificate of Special Recognition for an American Trade Hero
  • Freedom Works, 2015 Freedom Fighter Award
  • Friend of Farm Bureau, Outstanding Service during 113th Congress
  • Independent Electrical Contractors, Rising Star Award
  • International Food Service Distributors Association, 2014, 2015, 2018,
  • NAHB, 2016 Defender of Housing
  • National Retail Federation, 2014 Hero of Main Street for Continued support of the retail industry
  • National Retail Federation, 2018 Hero of Main Street
  • Thomas Jefferson Award
  • National Tax-Limitation Committee, 114th Congress Tax-Fighter Award
  • National Write your Congressman, 2008 Constituent Service Award
  • NFIB, 114th Congress, 114th Congress Guardian of Small Business
  • PA National Guard Association, Outstanding Support for the PA National Guard
  • Republican Party of Pennsylvania, 2010 Leadership Award
  • US Business and Industry Council, 2015 Defender of the American Economy Award
  • US Chamber of Commerce, 113th Congress(1st and 2nd Session) 114th, 115th(1st Session)
  • Union League of Philadelphia, 2016 Assistant Division Commander, 28th ID PA
  • American Veterans Center Recognition, 2017 Service in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Home Runs for Horton’s Kids, 2018 Honorary Host Committee
  • Family Research Council, 2018, True Blue Award
  • The 60 Plus Association, 2018 Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award
  • York 912 Group, 2017 Statesman of the Year
  • Citizens Against Government Waste, 2017 Taxpayer Super Hero
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