About Mike Fighting for property tax reform, job creation, infrastructure improvements and school safety, Rep. Mike Puskaric is serving his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. A life-long resident of western Pennsylvania, Mike was raised on the traditions of hard work and self-reliance. Prior to his service as a state representative, Mike is the director of settlement operations for Matrix Property Settlements, a family-run business. Also, he has served as co-chairman of the Elizabeth Township GOP committee, and held a leadership role with the Young Republican national Federation. A strong business background and a commonsense approach inform Mike’s actions. He realizes that the taxpayers in the 39th Legislative District are overburdened – that’s why he will take up the cause of holding the line on taxes and spending. Mike will continue the House Republicans efforts on job creation, and to create a climate in which businesses large and small can succeed. At the same time, he will pursue options to expand trade and technology education for a workforce that will soon be challenged by the workplace demands of the 21st century. Mike will protect our state and national constitutions and will advocate for states’ rights, Second Amendment rights and school choice. He will also strive to reform Harrisburg by ending perks, restructuring the pension system and ending the influence of special interests. A graduate of Serra Catholic High School and Seton Hill University, where he majored in communications, Mike cites Presidents Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower as his political heroes. The 39 Legislative District includes parts of Bethel Park in addition to Elizabeth, Elizabeth Township, Forward Township, Jefferson Hills, West Elizabeth, and parts of South Park Township in Allegheny County. Plus, Finleyville, Nottingham Township, Somerset Township and Union Township in Washington County.