Peter is one of central Pennsylvania's most prominent, forward-thinking homegrown civic leaders.
Over the last 15 years, he has been involved in grassroots movements that have championed individual, community and environmental rights, transparency, government accountability. Through his work at Penn State, he has worked with career and technical teachers, traditional public schools, and in private schools. He, his colleagues, students and interns work with land trusts, museums and the arts, local and state government, as well as local and international non-profits to make the world more just and sustainable.
His love of the Creation has led Peter to act in all facets of his life. From running for the State House of Representatives 171st district to hiking with friends and family on the Mid-State Trail, leading regional climate and solar working groups in government to awaken and excite nurses, poets, librarians, architects and engineers, Peter never stops.
Peter lives in Centre County with his son, Sacha.
The Buck Stops Here
Peter believes everyone deserves a fair shot at a bright future. With his fellow supervisors, he earned Ferguson Township awards for their budgets, never raised taxes, earned a Moody's AAA Bond Rating all while providing excellent services. He got body cameras on police officers and protected source water from polluters. He advanced affordable housing policy and supported community mental health and local food.
Though no longer running for state office, Peter is working to bring vision, commitment, transparency and passion that will Pennsylvania work for its people. Whether we are advancing policy and programs to advance individual or public health, building up schools that work for democratic citizenship, advancing the rights of rural white citizens or communities of color, unrigging gerrymandered maps, or taking on the local face of global problems like climate change by protecting our forests, streams and farms, championing renewable energy, Peter is focused on the change we need to thrive.
FOR THE LOVE OF HOME
We need a wave of new candidates who have fresh ideas about how to get our Commonwealth back on track, and we need representatives who can legislate with the future of the world in mind, not just the present.