Email: email@example.com Phone: 610-462-8973
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Bio: Pete is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in creative nonfiction writing. While there, he worked as a research assistant for magazines on both sides of the gender divide: Ladies' Home Journal and GQ (Gentleman's Quarterly). After graduation, he took a temporary third-shift job at a box factory -- which, as a fan of The Simpsons, he appreciated for its stark tedium -- before landing a job as a proofreader and paginator in Bucks County.
After that, Pete was hired as the editor of a local paper in Montgomery County, and also began freelancing for the Inquirer's Chester County section. He joined Patch in December 2010.
When he's not at work, Pete enjoys spending time in the outdoors -- running, biking, kayaking and hiking, especially in Ridley Creek State Park, near his home. He loves taking in Phillies games during baseball season. Pete lives in Newtown Square with his wife, Shannon.
If you have a story about the East Whiteland, Malvern and Willistown area, feel free to share it with Pete by e-mail or phone. He'd love to hear from you.
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I lean to the left, but try to remain open to all points of view and indeed seek out thoughtful voices that challenge my beliefs.
I registered with the Democratic Party leading up to the 2008 election, so that I could have a say in the primary. I had previously been an Independent.
Though I was raised Roman Catholic and attended a Catholic high school, I am no longer observant.
Local Hot-Button Issues
There are many issues that interest me -- education, government and local economy during this slow recovery. However, my main concerns are infrastructure and preservation of open space. I think that good roadways are essential to a community's well-being, as is the ability to enjoy protected natural areas. I also hope to provide insight to how military engagements around the world affect the local community, which I feel is an underreported topic.