Dave Reed is serving his sixth term in the Pennsylvania General Assembly as the state representative for the people of the Commonwealth’s 62nd Legislative District.
Born on March 6, 1978, Dave represents the sixth generation of his family to reside in Indiana County. While growing up in Homer City, Dave was raised to believe that, with enough hard work, anything is possible. It is with this same attitude that Dave fights for the citizens of the 62nd District in Harrisburg.
Dave graduated from Homer-Center High School, where he was on the baseball and football teams. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He served as an intern for Gov. Tom Ridge’s Policy Office for Community and Economic Development, where he continued to demonstrate his strong work ethic.
Dave focused on effective and efficient government at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Master of Governmental Administration Degree.
During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Dave has remained focused on what he views as his two main responsibilities: pushing for good policies in Harrisburg while providing quality, reliable constituent services to residents in the district.
Since he first took office, Dave has been a leader on legislation aimed at spurring economic growth and creating jobs in Pennsylvania. He was one of the original sponsors of the Keystone Manufacturing Initiative, a package of legislation geared toward helping the private sector to provide good-paying, family sustaining jobs for Pennsylvania workers.
A strong believer in the need to balance our economic necessities with our environmental responsibilities, Dave has been a constant supporter of environmental stewardship and commonsense policies that protect our natural heritage for future generations.
In November 2010, Dave’s hard work on legislative issues culminated with his selection by the House Republicans to serve in House leadership. As Majority Policy Committee chairman, Reed travels across the state to conduct hearings about timely legislative issues. He gathers testimony and information from key stakeholders and then works with his colleagues in the House Republican Caucus to develop policies to address those legislative concerns. Rep. Reed has now proudly served as the chairman of the Majority Policy Committee for two legislation sessions.
Dave remains committed to the core principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and accountability. His goal is to improve the Commonwealth for current residents and for future generations, so that his children and the children of others can enjoy all the positive benefits Dave has enjoyed as a Pennsylvanian and as an American.
Dave, his wife, Heather, their son, Joshua, and their two daughters, Gracie and Ellie, live in White Township. The Reeds are members of Grace United Methodist Church and participate in numerous civic and community organizations.