12/19/1968 -

NELSON, Eric R., a Representative Westmoreland County; born, December 19, 1968 in Westmoreland County, Pa.; graduated, Hempfield Area High School, 1987; B.S. and M.S., safety science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1991, 2000; sergeant, United States Marine Corps (9 years); founder and operator, ESS Safety Consulting; co-owner, Steel City Safety; owner-operator, Bruster’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream; professor, Department of Safety Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, March 15, 2016; Sworn-In, April 5, 2016 to serve the remaining 2015 term; reelected to the House for 4 more consecutive terms; appointed, Special Council on Gun Violence (2019-present).

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