Rep. Tim Twardzik is serving his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a focus on creating jobs, assisting small business owners, health care advocacy, fighting community blight, eliminating property taxes, improving the education system and protecting students.

Tim is the retired executive vice president and co-owner of Ateeco Inc. in Shenandoah, the marketer of Mrs. T’s, the world’s largest selling brand of frozen pierogies. He helped grow the business founded by his father, Ted, into the community’s leading employer.

Tim is a graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School and the University of Notre Dame, where he was a four-year Monogram Letter winner in track. Tim was a three-sport athlete in high school, winning multiple District XI titles and a state medal in the 330-meter intermediate hurdles. He was also inducted into his high school’s Wall of Fame in 2000.

Tim is active with a variety of community organizations and currently serves as secretary of the Lehigh Valley Health System – Schuylkill board of directors. Tim is past president of Lehigh Valley Chapter of Legatus (the international organization of Catholic CEOs). Tim also served as chairman of the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation and Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority, and served on the boards of the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association, Diocese of Allentown board of education, MMI Preparatory School (also chairing its successful capital campaign), and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Tim was a founding partner in the Schuylkill County Vision project, and past president of the Schuylkill County and Shenandoah chambers of commerce. He also served as chairman of the American Frozen Food Association’s public and trade relations committee in Washington, D.C.

Tim, along with his brother, Tom, was presented the Anti-Defamation League Torch of Liberty Award, which recognizes those who committed to fairness and the principles of freedom.

Tim and his wife, Caroline, are the parents of three sons. They reside in Frackville.

The 123rd Legislative District consists of part of Schuylkill County, including the city of Pottsville and the townships of Blythe, Branch, Butler, Cass, Delano, East Norwegian, Foster, Mahanoy, New Castle, Reilly, Ryan and West Mahanoy, along with the boroughs of Ashland (Schuylkill County portion), Frackville, Gilberton, Girardville, Gordon, Mahanoy City, Mechanicsville, Middleport, Minersville, Mount Carbon, New Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Port Carbon, Shenandoah and St. Clair.