Pisciottano sworn in for second term in state House

Serving parts of the Mon Valley, South Hills of Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG, Jan. 4 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano took the oath of office in the state Capitol yesterday to begin his second term representing the 38th Legislative District in Allegheny County.

For his second term, Pisciottano said he plans to continue pushing legislative initiatives that support workers and create a fairer economy for all Pennsylvanians, among other things.

“I’m eager to continue fighting for policies that help working families in our corner of Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania,” Pisciottano said. “My family has lived and worked in this region for generations. I’m committed to improving and growing what I already consider to be one of the best communities in the country to raise a family.”

Pisciottano was also unanimously elected by his peers to serve as the PA House Allegheny County Democratic Delegation chair, and was named the chairman of the newly formed House Democratic Policy Subcommittee on Labor, Energy and Development.

“In my new leadership roles I am looking forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to promote smart policies to foster a prosperous economy and rebuild Pennsylvania’s middle class,” Pisciottano said. “Now more than ever we need to be able to work together and across party lines to get things done in Harrisburg, because at the end of the day it’s not about politics, but doing the best job we can for the people we represent.”

In addition to pursuing policy changes in Harrisburg, Pisciottano said his West Mifflin office is eager to help constituents with a variety of state-related services, including home heating assistance, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. Residents can visit RepNickPisciottano.com to find out more.

The 38th Legislative District includes about 64,000 residents in the boroughs of Baldwin, Dravosburg, Glassport, Whitehall, parts of West Mifflin, and the 31st ward of Pittsburgh.

The Honorable Judge John McNally administered the oath of office, which marked the beginning of Pennsylvania’s 207th legislative session.

The Democratic Caucus continues to become more reflective of the commonwealth, with 35 women and 34 people of color among its membership. This also is the largest and most diverse class of freshman legislators in over a decade; there are 26 new members and 8 are women. 

The PA House Allegheny County Democratic Delegation, now led by Pisciottano, adds three new members and grows to 16 Democratic seats serving Pennsylvania's second largest county.

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