Rep. Tedd Nesbit was sworn into his second term in office on Jan. 3, 2017, and continues 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 first term, Tedd 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 that allowed 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.
For the 2017-18 session, he is serving on the following standing House committees: Judiciary, Gaming Oversight, Children and Youth, and Insurance.
In the new term, Tedd plans to focus his efforts on job creation, education and government reforms, including those regarding the voting process and ensure 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 as a journalist, in the trucking industry and in his legal practice. His public sector experience is drawn from his time as an assistant district attorney in Mercer County.
Aside from his professional endeavors, Tedd has been a long-time board member of the Grove City United Way, where he served as president; as an elder and youth choir director at the East Main Presbyterian Church in Grove City; coach with the Grove City Youth Soccer Association and the Grove City Little League baseball; and head coach and board president of the Slippery Rock Community Swim team.
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.
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