Nick's Vision for District 38
Nick is running as a candidate to represent the residents of Baldwin, Dravosburg, Glassport, Liberty, Pleasant Hills, Port Vue, South Park, West Mifflin and Whitehall in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
As a lifelong resident of District 38, Nick understands the common values that are important to working families: dedication, hard work, and service to the community. This campaign is about a vision for the next generation of the Mon Valley and South Hills communities that is forward-looking and seeks to identify how we can all work together to improve the places we call home.
Nick is a lifelong resident of the 38th District who graduated from West Mifflin Area High School as class valedictorian. He went on to Washington & Jefferson College, earning bachelor degrees in Accounting and History, and Johns Hopkins University earning a master’s degree in Government Analytics. With a lifelong interest in politics and public policy, he uses his background in business, economics, and government to work with businesses and public officials to improve his local community.
He works as a certified public accountant and auditor while volunteering as the President of the West Mifflin Community Foundation and as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. As the President of the Community Foundation, he’s led the organization as it provided free books to students learning to read, hosted free brunch and bingo events for senior citizens, and organized the efforts to raise funding to convert a local park into a dog park with the assistance of local and corporate donors.
Nick has deep roots in District 38 with his family calling the Mon Valley home dating back to before the Civil War. His grandfather has been a barber in Dravosburg for over 45 years, serving generations of Mon Valley families at “Nick’s Hair World.” Nick lives with his wife Molly and two rescue dogs, Rosie and Piper, on the same street that he grew up on - proud to be a resident of District 38 and honored to have the opportunity to represent the district in Harrisburg.
Working to spur the creation of well-paying jobs for our communities is one of the top responsibilities of public officials. By protecting workers’ rights to organize and ensuring that working families can earn living wages, I will fight in Harrisburg for your right to high-quality, family-sustaining employment. The 38th District has the unique opportunity to use our existing infrastructure to capitalize on the growth of the new generation of innovative robotics and automation manufacturing and revitalize industry in our area. Funding the expansion of job training programs and connecting workforce development programs to constituents will be one of my top priorities as your State Representative.
Key to the region’s future is a concerted economic development plan supported by county, state, and federal funding. The expansion of the Mon-Valley Expressway is a once-a-generation opportunity for our region to bet on its own future by investing in local businesses, remediating brownfield sites along the Monongahela River, improving our road and public transit infrastructure, and addressing the blight in our communities in order to build sustainable and continuous economic growth. As your State Representative, I will work as a champion for the region’s development and coordinate with private businesses, small business owners, and public officials to manage a unified economic development plan. Within the first year of my term in office, I pledge to bring together officials throughout the district to develop a 10-year economic development plan and present it to the public as a blueprint for the economic expansion of District 38.
Every student in this Commonwealth deserves access to a quality public school education and every public school teacher in Pennsylvania deserves the support of their community while educating our next generation. As a product of the public school system, I’m proud to fight for the fair funding of our school districts, increased state investment in public schools and special education, and the expansion of pre-kindergarten programing. Charter school reform is another critical necessity for the future of our schools. Charter schools who receive taxpayer dollars should be held to the same standards of performance and offer the same support services as public schools to ensure that every student in our state receives a high-quality education.
Excellent Constituent Service
The District 38 staff is well-known for their excellent track record of high-quality constituent service. From helping seniors with tax return preparation and prescription assistance to services related to education, child health insurance, consumer support, and employment, District 38 has had one of the hardest working State Representatives and office staff in the entire state for the last thirteen years. I pledge to work every day with the same enthusiasm, accessibility, and commitment to serve the residents of District 38.