1. Episode 24 – Rep. Eric Davanzo Matthew Dowling 48:19

This week on Commonalities meet State Representative Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland County) has been the voice of the 58th Legislative District since April 6, 2020. Immediately after his swearing in, Eric got to work with the intent of bettering the local communities of his district, from supporting legislation to create and promote family-sustaining jobs, to developing and enhancing infrastructure, to ensuring the children in his district receive quality education. He recently passed Act 7 of 2022, a legislation that names a section of Pennsylvania State Route 31, from Strikertown Road to Renaissance Lane in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, the John Michael Beyrand Memorial Highway, in honor of Mr. Beyrand who was killed in action in Vietnam on August 9, 1969.

Committed to veterans, pro-life values, law enforcement and Second Amendment rights, Eric also understands the importance of kids’ involvement in youth sports, taking tours of local businesses to learn more about his district, and regularly holding events to better understand the needs of his constituents. His position as a Carpenter Superintendent for the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters further cement his dedication to being a wise guardian of taxpayers’ dollars.

A family man residing in Smithton with his wife, Rachelle, and their two daughters, Brianna and Brielle, along with their two dogs, Jasmine and Winston, Eric cherishes spending quality time with his loved ones, indulging in the great outdoors, and engaging in target shooting during his spare time.

Matthew Dowling Author, Host, Speaker, Personality

Matthew Dowling was born and raised in these Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. He calls our hills and mountains “home” – this region is where he’s chosen to build a business and a family. A husband, father, and former non-profit executive, Matt loves his community and has spent years fighting for the growth and betterment of Fayette County and Southwestern Pennsylvania. His show Commonalities focuses on finding common ground in all things including politics through uncommon conversations.