MCGONIGLE, TIMOTHY M.
Meet the Candidate
Running For:State Representative
Education: (click to expand)
Attended Gannon University, Erie, Penn State Shenango Valley Campus, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
Biographical Info: (click to expand)
I am a graduate of Kennedy Christian High School and I attended both Gannon University, and The Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Valley Campus. and later was accepted into the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where I graduated and became a licensed Funeral Director. While in college, I also earned his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). My home is in Hermitage where I live with my wife, Christina and my three daughters, Lauren, Sarah, and Caroline. I am active in my community and currently serve on the following boards: The ARC of Mercer County; The Pennsylvania State University SVC Advisory Board, Mercer County Community Action Partnership (Treasurer); United Way of Mercer County; Primary Health Network Foundation; West Central Job Partnership (Chairman); Mercer County Regional Council of Governments (Vice-President, Executive Board); and as a county commissioner he serves on the Prison Board, Retirement Board, Conservation District Board, Salary Board, Tax Assessment Reviews Board, and Board of Elections. I am the liaison to many departments including Children and Youth Services, and the Mercer County Veterans Office. For over 20 years, I have enjoyed serving on the Buhl Day Committee our communities largest gathering of people and I am the golf tournament director. Always concerned with Emergency Medical Services, I have recently assisted the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania as a member of their EMS Task Force. A devout catholic, I am pro life and I am a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage Pennsylvania and the Sharon Knights of Columbus and the Fourth Degree., Sharon Assembly. In what little free time I have I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and gardening at home.
Why are you running for office? (click to expand)
I have many reasons. First of all I want to represent my fellow residents of the 7th district in order to improve our region so that more of our children choose to stay and raise their families here. I've lived in my district my entire life and I truly love it here. It's my perspective that we are the richest county in Pennsylvania and I'm not speaking of monetary wealth. We have great people, property, and community and that is why we are the wealthiest in the Commonwealth. We live near so many other great places, from our district we can access several metropolitan cities in under two hours including Pittsburgh to our south, Erie and Buffalo to our North, and Youngstown and Akron to our West. State College Pennsylvania and Columbus Ohio are only 2 1/2 hours away as well. We can be in New York City in 7 hours by car on one road that has no tolls. I want to improve our welcome mat to Pennsylvania as we are the first exit on Interstate I 80 (no Tolls) as you leave Ohio and enter Pennsylvania. We have a great workforce and many manufactures in our region who need good representation in Harrisburg, I will be that representative who engages with my constituents to foster progress in district 7.
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|1. Should education funding be directed to families through a voucher, scholarship, or education savings account so that parents can send their children to the school of their choice, including non-public schools?||U|
|2. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use?||U|
|3. Should the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act be amended to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” which would require public schools and other public facilities to open up restrooms and locker rooms to members of the opposite sex?||N|
|4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers?||U|
|5. Should increases in state government spending be limited to the rate of inflation plus population growth?||N|
|6. Should our state constitution be amended to prevent taxpayer funding for elective abortions?||Y|
|7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting?||Y|
|8. Should the state reduce police funding to increase funding for social services?||N|
|9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports?||Y|
|10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers?||Y|
|11. Should Pennsylvania municipalities be permitted to require a vaccine passport?||N|
|12. Should the gasoline tax be permanently reduced?||Y|
|13. Should schools be required to notify parents of any sexually explicit content in books or instructional materials?||−|