The Hill’s 2012 New Members Guide: Page 74 of 93


Rep.-elect Scott Perry (R-Pa.-4)

DATE OF BIRTH: May 27, 1962


RESIDENCE: Dillsburg, Pa.

OCCUPATION: Small-business owner 

EDUCATION: B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S.S., U.S. Army War College

PREVIOUS OFFICE HELD: State representative

FAMILY: Wife, Christy; two daughters 

Republicans held onto retiring Rep. Todd Platts’s seat in Pennsylvania’s 4th district with Scott Perry’s victory over Democrat Harry Perkinson and Libertarian Mike Koffenberger. 

Perry is an experienced hand in Pennsylvania politics. First elected to represent the 92nd  district in the Pennsylvania House in 2006, Perry twice won reelection unopposed. He emerged to claim the U.S. House seat after defeating six other candidates in the GOP primary, with more than 50 percent of the vote. 

He had previously served as the president of multiple Republican organizations, including the Pennsylvania Young Republicans and the Republican Club of York.