Rep. Tedd Nesbit was sworn into his third term in office on Jan. 1, 2019, and will continue his efforts to make the 8th District in Mercer and Butler counties a great place to live, work and raise a family. He was first elected to the 8th District in 2014. 

During his tenure in the state House, Tedd has used his background as a prosecutor, business owner and community volunteer to strengthen the economy of northwestern Pennsylvania by working with the business community to bring good jobs to the area and expand quality job training programs; fairly fund education; enhance energy, utility and transportation infrastructure; and ensure Second Amendment and pro-life values. 

As part of his efforts to assist job creators, he was successful in adding language to the state’s Fiscal Code in his first term that allows large data centers to further invest in their facilities by exempting large purchases from the state sales tax. He also continues to work with municipalities in the 8th District to find innovative ways to fund infrastructure projects that are necessary to attract business and industry. 

During the 2017-18 session, Tedd had several pieces of legislation that the governor signed into law. They include:
  • - House Bill 783, now Act 81 of 2018, designed to clear up confusion regarding ownership titles of out-of-state manufactured homes and to ensure that proper protocol is followed for payment of real estate taxes.
  • - House Bill 353, now Act 96 of 2018, which will help bring consistency in the way prescriptions are filled, and will also prevent the fraudulent use of prescription pads to fuel the opioid crisis.
  • - Senate Bill 915, which contains Tedd’s House Bill 2307 and is now Act 146 of 2018, helps innocent people present new evidence challenging their wrongful convictions, whether through newly available DNA or other types of evidence.
  • - Senate Bill 916, which contains Tedd’s House Bill 2308 and is now Act 147 of 2018, will modify the process for a defendant to file a petition for DNA testing eliminating the requirement that the person who requests testing be serving a term of imprisonment or awaiting execution after being sentenced to death.
  • - House Bill 159, now Act 49 of 2018, gives judges within the juvenile court system the flexibility to look at the facts of the case and assign the most appropriate sentence to the minor.

For the 2019-20 session, he will continue to serve on the following standing House committees: Judiciary, Gaming Oversight, Children and Youth, and Insurance. 

During this term, Tedd will continue to focus his efforts on job creation, the opioid crisis, education and government reforms, including those regarding the voting process and ensuring the privacy of student data in schools. He also is working on ways to ensure that only those who have committed crimes are locked up. 

Tedd earned both a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree before running for the state House and has experience in the private sector from his time working in journalism, the trucking industry and as an attorney in his own legal practice. His public sector experience is drawn from his time as an assistant district attorney in Mercer County. 

The 8th District consists of the Butler County townships of Brady, Center, Cherry, Clay, Franklin, Marion, Mercer, Muddycreek and Worth, and the boroughs of Harrisville, Portersville, West Liberty and West Sunbury; and the Mercer County townships of Coolspring, Deer Creek, Fairview, Findley, French Creek, Jackson, Lake, Liberty, Mill Creek, New Vernon, Perry, Pine, Sandy Creek, Sandy Lake, Springfield, Wolf Creek and Worth and the boroughs of Fredonia, Grove City, Jackson Center, Mercer, New Lebanon, Sandy Lake, Sheakleyville and Stoneboro.