Peter Buck Announces Candidacy for the 171st Legislative District

Updated: Jan 27

The former Ferguson Township Chair, avid environmentalist, community leader, and award-winning teacher is running to be the Democratic nominee for the 171st Legislative District.


STATE COLLEGE, PA -- Peter Buck, a community and municipal leader, award-winning educator, and avid outdoorsman, is running for State Representative in Pennsylvania's 171st Legislative District to deliver new energy and accountability to Harrisburg.

“All across this district, from Reedsville and Millheim or Pine Grove Mills to Bellefonte, from small farms to high-tech outfits the people DESERVE a representative who understands the issues and will advocate for them, their families, and their communities, day in and day out.” -Peter Buck

Buck has a career of servant leadership. In local government, he has chaired the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors, served on Public Services, Environmental and Facilities committees of the Centre Region Council of Governments, and on the Spring Creek Watershed Commission. During his time in office, he worked to maintain a fund balance, never raised taxes, and the township earned a Moody's AAA Bond Rating.


Additionally, Buck partnered with the Board and the Police Chief to adopt body cameras to protect citizens and officers, supported community mental health and suicide prevention programs, and worked to advance municipal and regional action for green buildings, solar power, smart infrastructure and land use, and personnel to safeguad our community's health.


Michael Pipe, Chairman of the Centre County Board of Commissioners, praised Buck for his continued service to our communities and innovative leadership abilities.


“Peter will be a tireless advocate for Centre and Mifflin Counties. He will fight for broadband to our rural communities, address the crisis with Emergency Medical Services, and invest in renewable energy.” -Michael Pipe, Chairman of the Centre County Board of Commissioners

Today, Buck lives in Houserville with his wife, Lexie, his son, Sacha, and their pets. They love to spend time in the Spring Creek Canyon, state game lands, and the Bald Eagle and Rothrock State Forests. He continues to serve in regional government on the executive committees of the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium and the Penns Valley Conservation Association. Over the last several years, Buck has written in The Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Centre Daily Times, and has been interviewed on Citizens Climate Radio, Democracy Works, and AccuWeather.


"This campaign is about secure economic development, excellent and accountable schools, ensuring that we are stewards of the land, and ultimately holding our officials accosuntable to do what's right by the consituency." -Peter Buck
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