Pisciottano officially sworn in for first term in office

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, has been sworn into office for his first term representing the 38th Legislative District.


“Today is an exciting day, and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to bring much-needed support to help residents locally and across Pennsylvania with the relief they need and deserve,” said Pisciottano. “The current pandemic has put enormous stress on our residents, many who are worried about how they’re going to stay afloat and pay their bills or afford groceries or health care. Our local businesses, healthcare workers and first responders are hurting and need immediate help. There’s no better time than today to begin a new session with a commitment to provide COVID-19 pandemic relief and work together to make this happen.”


By the end of his first year in office, Pisciottano said he will develop a comprehensive economic development plan for the district, which includes support for the expansion of the Mon-Fayette Expressway, a move he said will spur investments in local businesses and reduce pollution along the Monongahela River. His other priorities during his first term include increasing state investments in public schools and special education. 


Pisciottano was elected in November 2020 following the retirement of former state Rep. Bill Kortz. He is a certified public accountant and auditor with an extensive background in finance and economics. A fourth-generation resident of the Monongahela Valley, he is an active volunteer and serves as president of the West Mifflin Community Foundation and is a past mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.


Today begins the 205th legislative session of the state House, also traditionally known as First Tuesday.