A strong conservative committed to fiscal discipline and putting the taxpayers first, Eric Nelson began serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2016.

Eric serves on the following House committees: Consumer Affairs, Labor and Industry, Insurance and State Government. Eric is a member of the Prayer, 2nd Amendment, Pro-Life, Government Reform, HOPE (Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education) and Taxpayer caucuses.

A native of Hempfield, Eric graduated from Hempfield Area High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in safety sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

After graduating from college, Eric enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for eight years with deployments in Albania, Estonia, Okinawa, Spain and Thailand. He re-enlisted for an additional year of service after the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Following his distinguished military career, Eric returned to serve his community as an entrepreneur and businessman creating jobs and meeting budgets for years. Previously a faculty member with IUP, Eric is a partner with Steel City Safety Consulting and a contributing developer and board member with the iOS company Blue Otter. A few years ago, he sold his family’s Bruster’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream franchise after 16 years of operation.

Eric remains a small business owner at heart and is committed to opposing broad-based tax increases, protecting the unborn, standing up for our veterans, combatting the local drug epidemic, delivering real pension reform, and returning the Pennsylvania General Assembly to its roots as a part-time legislature.

He resides on a small farm in Hempfield with his wife, Susan, and their six children – Brooke, Randy, Liberty, Will, Kennedy and Gretchen.