(HARRISBURG) — Scott Wagner was sworn into office as the state senator representing the 28th Senatorial District in York County during a ceremony today in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Wagner won a special election on March 18 to represent the citizens of the 28th Senatorial District. He is the president and owner of York-based Penn Waste, Inc. and KBS Trucking in Thomasville, Pennsylvania.
“I’m honored and excited to work hard for the people I represent and to bring change, accountability and strong leadership to the state Senate,” Wagner said. “People have told me that they expect government to work for them and they are tired of business as usual. As a small business owner, I want to help create jobs and opportunities and bring fiscal responsibility to state government.”
Wagner was sworn in by the Honorable John W. Thompson, Jr., Judge, Court of Common Pleas for York County.
A strong advocate for government reform, Wagner will not accept a government pension or per diem and will work to keep costs down to save taxpayer dollars.
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.
His top priorities as a new member of the Senate include bringing fiscal responsibility to state government, controlling property taxes, helping to spur economic growth and protecting and defending constitutional freedoms.
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.
Senator Wagner was joined by approximately 100 friends and family for his swearing-in ceremony, including his parents Jack and Anne Wagner, brothers Randy and Bruce, sister Sue, daughters Katharine and Cristina, fiancée Tracy and her family.
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