Pennsylvania State House District 46
2018 Race Update: Byron lost 44.34% to 55.66%
Byron Timmins has a distinguished career in leadership, business management, and community activism.
Byron is running for State Representative in Pennsylvania’s 46th District to restore our once vibrant middle class, increase educational and career opportunities, and protect working families. Byron grew up outside of Columbus, where he learned the value of hard work and integrity from his attorney father and school nurse mother.
Determined to make a difference in the lives of others, Byron worked his way through Miami University (Ohio) and, upon graduation, was recruited into the buying program of Kaufmann’s Department Stores. When Kaufmann’s parent company decided to close their buying office in Pittsburgh and 1,200 people lost their jobs, Byron was one of them. He’ll fight tirelessly to preserve our existing jobs, while attracting investment for burgeoning industries.
On a personal level, Byron is a devoted husband and father who loves his community. He lives in Cecil Township with his wife, Astrid, and their son, Dane. He has served as a volunteer with the Canon-McMillan Parent Council, where he has worked to improve educational opportunities for students, and prior to that, he volunteered with the Muse Elementary Parent Faculty Association. He coaches Dek Hockey, as hockey, teamwork, and encouraging our youth are passions of his.
Education is an emphasis for Byron, and he has witnessed firsthand the troubling effects of school funding crises emanating from Harrisburg’s inability to craft an equitable budget. That is why he supports NO BUDGET/NO PAY legislation! If you’re not doing your job, you shouldn’t get paid. It’s common sense. He is a champion for organized labor, and will always support collective bargaining rights, prevailing wages, and increased workplace safety provisions. He will proudly stand alongside Leader Dermody as the Democrats take back the House and move Pennsylvania forward.