Rep. Tedd Nesbit was sworn into office to serve the people of the 8th District in 2015 and was re-elected for another two-year term on Nov. 8, 2016. Tedd was born and raised in Grove City, and now lives there with his children.
Tedd’s legislative priorities are focused on strengthening the economy of northwestern Pennsylvania, working with the business community to bring good jobs to the area, expanding quality job training programs, fairly funding education, enhancing energy, utility, and transportation infrastructure, and ensuring Second Amendment and pro-life values. For the 2017-18 session, he serves on the following standing House committees: Judiciary, Gaming Oversight, and Children and Youth.
Tedd earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Florida State University, where he participated in the Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship Program. After college, he worked as a television journalist in Columbia, S.C. Upon returning to the area in the 1990s, he was employed as a licensed truck driver by a regional trucking company in Brookfield, Ohio. While working full time, Tedd pursued a law degree from Western Michigan, Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. In 2004, he graduated magna cum laude and was named the alumni association distinguished student of his graduating class. Following law school, Tedd spent a year clerking for the Honorable John C. Reed in the Mercer Court of Common Pleas. He is a practicing attorney and also has previously served as an assistant district attorney.
Aside from his professional endeavors, Tedd was a long-time board member of the Grove City United Way, where he served as president; as an elder and youth choir director at the East Main Presbyterian Church in Grove City; coach with the Grove City Youth Soccer Association and the Grove City Little League baseball; and previous head coach and board president of the Slippery Rock Community Swim team.