State Rep. Dan Truitt to speak at Penn State Brandywine Oct. 24

The Student Government Association at Penn State Brandywine will host a Town Hall meeting with State Representative Dan Truitt on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Building, room 101. Rep. Truitt will discuss various state issues at this free and public event.

Rep. Truitt was elected as a Pennsylvania State Representative for the 156th Legislative District serving Chester County in November 2010. He was born and raised in Delaware County and graduated from Marple Newtown High School at the age of 16. Rep. Truitt attended Drexel University and Villanova University, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, and West Chester University where he received a master's degree in computer science.

Rep. Truitt started his own business in 1999 called Truitt Engineering. Through his entrepreneurial experiences, he dealt with government bureaucracy and the state's business tax structure, which he said inspired him to run for office as a way to make Pennsylvania more business friendly. As a state representative, his major legislative goals include "job creation, reducing the size and cost of state government and enacting reforms to help restore public trust in state government."

Most recently, Rep. Truitt introduced legislation that would create standards to combat bullying in schools. He also serves his community through his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, the Knights of Columbus and the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School.

-by Amanda Dzwill