HANOVER – Scott A. Wyatt, Cold Harbor District representative on the Hanover County Board of Supervisors, has announced his candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates to represent the 97th District, comprising part of Hanover County, New Kent County and King William County.
Regarding his decision to run, Wyatt said, “Delegate Chris Peace’s recent vote to join the Democrats to advance Medicaid Expansion in Virginia, and the higher taxes it will bring to offset costs has outraged this conservative community.”
“Republicans in the 97th District want a representative that takes a strong fiscal stand against the progressive promises from the left which will grow government with unfunded mandates.”
Wyatt said he believes the private sector can create a thriving economy and will take a pro-business approach of lower taxes and less regulation.
Wyatt also said he believes healthcare reform is needed in Virginia. As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, greater choice will create competition and reduce costs. Education in the 21stCentury will require technology advancements and partnering with the private sector through internships to prepare our youth for jobs of the future.
As a Hanover supervisor, Wyatt said he continues to hear from concerned citizens who want their elected leaders to take a strong stand against crime and to address the opioid epidemic in order to save lives and reduce crime against Virginians. “It is time we stop talking and take immediate action,” said Wyatt.
Wyatt said his campaign will return fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraint, as stated in the Republican Creed, to the 97th House of Delegates District.
Wyatt is a resident of Hanover County and currently serves on the Hanover County Board of Supervisors. He and his wife of 33 years, Terri, have two adult daughters.
Wyatt graduated from Henrico High School and attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University. He is retired from Verizon where he worked for 34 years as an operations manager. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and gardening with his family in his spare time. He is a proud Life Member of the NRA.
For more information on Wyatt’s candidacy, visit http://www.VoteScottWyatt.com/.