Timothy Pesci

Timothy Pesci DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Timothy PesciDEMDemocrat American politician
Age at Death1944-2016
Years of Experience
PAResidence (state)

Timothy L. Pesci (June 26, 1944 – September 28, 2016) was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he represented the 60th legislative district from 1989 to 2000. Pesci graduated from Freeport Area Senior High School in 1962 and earned an A.S. degree in Business Management from Butler County Community College in 1972. Pesci served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1966 during the Vietnam War. He served on the Freeport Borough Council in 1974 and 1975. Pesci then served as controller for Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, from 1976 to 1989. He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a special election on May 16, 1989, following the death of Henry Livengood.In the 2000 election, he was defeated for re-election by 25-year-old Republican Jeff Coleman, in spite of the district being 70% Democratic. Bill DeWeese, the House Democratic Leader, said that Pesci had run a "condescending" race against Coleman, calling his opponent "Jeffy" and describing Coleman's campaign volunteers as "the Children from the Corn," referring to the horror film.Following his defeat, Pesci was signed as a consultant to the Democratic Caucus in a 6-month contract worth $30,000. When Pesci's request for an extension was not granted, he unleashed a "volley of four-letter oaths" against DeWeese, who terminated the contract early. In a surprising move, the House Republican Leader, John Perzel, promptly hired Pesci for a three-week contract, which gave Pesci just enough seniority to qualify for a higher state pension. Pesci died on September 28, 2016, at his home, in Freeport, Pennsylvania.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Butler County Community College
business management
Freeport Area School District
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
County Controller
1976 - 1989
Account Executive
1974 - 1976
Armstrong County Controller
1976 - 1989
Account Executive
WBUT Incorporated
1967 - 1976
US Air Force
1963 - 1966
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
Vice President
Freeport International Baseball
1995 - Current
White Star
1970 - Current
Fraternal Order of Eagle
1967 - Current
Life Member
VFW Post 6649, 1970-present
Coal Caucus
1989 - Current
Fire Caucus
1989 - Current
Southwest Caucus
1989 - Current