Tuesday, November 6, 2012
State Rep. Nick Kotik, D-Robinson, beat Republican challenger Aaron Kime to hold onto his 45th state House District seat.
More than a year ago, Nick Kotik thought his political career was over when Republicans redistricted and moved his state House district to eastern Pennsylvania. But the state Supreme Court threw out the maps and forced Republicans to redraw the district lines and giving Kotik new political life. On Tuesday night, the Democrat from Robinson Township won re-election to his sixth term by fending off his Republican challenger. "I never thought this is where I would be a year ago," Kotik said Tuesday night. Kotik easily beat challenger Aaron Kime with 67 percent of the vote in a rematch to the 2010 race for the 45th state House District. The district includes all of Bridgeville and Heidelberg, and portions of Collier and Scott Township. "I’m …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A candidate profile of Aaron Kime, who is running against incumbent Nick Kotik for Pennsylvania State House 45th District.
Name: Aaron Kime Place of residence: South Fayette Attended college: Yes College: Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX Job titles held: Has served in the U.S. Army, Reserves and National Guard for two decades. Also worked with the U.S. Border Patrol and has worked as a corrections officer. Party affiliation: Republican Running for: Pennsylvania State House Running for position: Pennsylvania State Representative District: 45th Incumbent: State Rep. Nick Kotik Previous elective offices: Unsuccessfully challenged Kotik for the seat in 2010 Website : http://www.kimerebuildingpa.com/
A candidate profile of state Rep. Nick Kotik, who is running against challenger Nick Kotik for Pennsylvania State House 45th District.
Name: Nick Kotik Place of residence: Robinson Attended college: Yes College: Kotik graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in public administration in 1972. Job titles held: Pennsylvania state representative Party affiliation: Democrat Running for: Pennsylvania State House Running for position: Pennsylvania State Representative District: 45th Incumbent: State Rep. Nick Kotik Previous elective offices: Has served in the state house for the 45th legislative district since 2003. Previously worked as Robinson Township’s business manager
Friday, April 20, 2012
State Rep. Nick Kotik and Maribeth Taylor are competing against each other in the Democratic primary for the 45th House district. The winner will then face Republican Aaron Kime in the general election.
State Rep. Nick Kotik wants to continue pushing back against Gov. Tom Corbett and the Republican-controlled legislature on Marcellus Shale drilling and infrastructure spending. Maribeth Taylor, his primary election opponent in the 45th House district, says the incumbent isn’t doing enough for the area and she wants to restore state funding to schools and area towns. “I just feel personally that the local communities have been ignored by our state level government,” said Taylor, who has been a McKees Rocks councilwoman for the past five years. She said the state should funnel more money to local school districts to improve education. Taylor, 53, also thinks that the state should deploy a housing program now being used in McKees Rock to …