GRACETON — Logan Dellafiora, a lifelong resident of Graceton and a 2015 graduate of Homer-Center High School, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for state representative in Pennsylvania’s 62nd Legislative District.
Dellafiora made the announcement Saturday at an event with friends, family and supporters at the Coral-Graceton Volunteer Fire Company.
Dellafiora has been serving on the Homer-Center School District Board of Directors for more than two years. At the time of his election he was one of the youngest public officials ever to be elected in the commonwealth.
He also serves as the second assistant fire chief of the Coral-Graceton Volunteer Fire Company. He and his family are parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church.
He studies political science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and will graduate in the spring.
“Having been born and raised in Indiana County I understand the issues that residents face,” Dellafiora said in a news release. “I have a belief that legislators should place the advancement of their community before the advancement of their political careers.”
The candidate said he believes “the flawed system of education funding in the commonwealth has an adverse effect on students in rural school districts, such as those in Indiana County.”
On the issue of jobs, he said, “Public dollars have created the infrastructure necessary for industry to thrive within Indiana County. I will make it a top priority to attract companies who will utilize existing resources to create good paying jobs for our residents.”
The 62nd Legislative District includes the boroughs of Armagh, Blairsville, Clymer, Creekside, Homer City, Indiana and Shelocta, and the townships of Armstrong, Brush Valley, Buffington, Burrell, Center, Cherryhill, East Wheatfield, Pine, Washington, West Wheatfield and White.