Member Biography

Scott R. Wagner 

Sessions Office Position District Party
2015       28 Republican
2016       28 Republican
2017       28 Republican
2018       28 Republican



09/21/1955 -

Scott R. Wagner (R28) York (Part) County 2014-2018

Early Life:

Scott R. Wagner born September 21, 1955, York Township, York County, Pennsylvania; Dallastown Area High School, 1973; attended, Williamsport Area Community College (now Pennsylvania College of Technology); owner, laundromat, ski shop; owner, rental buildings; bail bondsman; co-founder, waste management company, York Waste Disposal, 1985-1997; founded, Penn Waste, 2000-2019; owner, KBS Trucking Company; elected, write-in candidate, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Special Election, 2014-2018; unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania, 2018; married, Candy Overlander (divorced), Ellen Beecher (divorced), Silvia Rodriguez, ​(m. 1991; divorced 2008)​, Tracy Higgs, ​2014; daughters, Katharine and Cristina.

Early Career:

President/founder of Penn Waste, Incorporated; president/owner of KBS, Incorporated; member of World Presidents' Organization, Chief Executive Organization.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, write-in candidate, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Special Election, 28th district, March 18, 2014, filled vacancy, resignation, Michael L. Waugh; committee assignments, Appropriations, Intergovernmental Operations, Labor Industry (Vice-Chairman), Local Government (Chairman), Transportation. Chairman, Senate Republican Campaign Committee; resigned, June 4, 2018, after winning the Republican nomination for governor. 

Unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania, 2018. 


First person ever elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, as a write-in candidate, 2014. 


The Pennsylvania Manual, (2017-2018). Bogden, S. (Editor).  McKain, A. (Editor). (Volume 123) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-34, 3-40; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-24.