Nicholas Miccarelli III

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Nicholas Miccarelli III
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 162nd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 6, 2009[1]
Preceded by Ronald C. Raymond
Personal details
Born June 10, 1982
Wilmington, Delaware
Political party Republican
Residence Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Chief of Staff/Infantryman; State Legislator
Website http://www.repmiccarelli.net/
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army. Pennsylvania Army National Guard
Rank Staff Sergeant

Nicholas "Nick" Miccarelli III (born June 10, 1982) is an American politician, currently serving as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 162nd legislative district. Miccarelli is a member of the Republican Party. After his election in 2008, Miccarelli was deployed to Iraq with his Pennsylvania National Guard Unit in February 2009 and took leave from the Pennsylvania General Assembly for the duration of his deployment.[2] In December 2009, Miccarelli returned to the House upon completion of his tour in Iraq.[3] He was re-elected to his second term in November 2010, and to his third term in November 2012.

Personal[edit]

Miccarelli grew up in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a recipient of the John F. Boyer Scholarship. He still resides in Ridley. Active in his local community, Nick is a Freemason and a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary and the Friends of Senator John Heinz Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum Township. He is on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum and has served as vice president of the Ridley Park Borough Council and as a Eucharist minister at St. Madeline Parish in Ridley Park. He also founded the Hurricane Katrina Sister Town Project to help towns left devastated by the natural disaster.

Military[edit]

Nick has served as an infantryman in the United States Army since October 1999. Currently, he serves as a staff sergeant in the Army National Guard. He has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Army Achievement Medal

after volunteering for service in Ramadi, Iraq in October, 2005 as well as the Army Commendation Medal. In 2009, Nick deployed to Iraq as members of the 28th Combat Aviation Brigade. During his tour of duty he served with B Company 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion as a door gunner on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. He also was stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006 and Kosovo in 2003-04 on a peace-keeping mission. 

Political[edit]

Borough council[edit]

In 2005, Miccarelli was elected as National Co-Chairman of the College Republican National Committee. In 2007, he was elected to Ridley Park Borough Council.

State representative[edit]

He served as the Chief of Staff to Representative Ron Raymond[4] and declared as a candidate after Raymond announced that he would retire from the House after the 2008 elections.

In his first race, Miccarelli faced Democrat John Defrancisco, a Delaware County union leader,[4] gaining the endorsement of the United Auto Workers Local 1069 where Defrancisco once served as union president.[4] In the general election, Miccarelli was victorious, taking 57.5% of the vote.[5]

Shortly after the race, Miccarelli was informed that his unit in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard was deploying to Iraq. Miccarelli deployed in February 2009 and currently serves with Rep. Scott Perry who was also called to active duty.[6]

Miccarelli is prohibited by law from voting or conducting legislative business while on duty.[7] This restriction led the leader of the Delaware County Democratic Party to ask for Miccarelli's resignation as he will be unable to serve his constituents for half of his first term in office.[8]

Miccarelli has said that he would not resign and that the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican caucuses in the House were supportive of him and Rep. Scott Perry.[7]

In 2010, Miccarelli faced Scott MacNeil, a Democratic Sharon Hill Borough councilman, in his re-election campaign.[9] Miccarelli handily won re-election on November 2, 2010, defeating challenger Scott MacNeil. Miccarelli received 11,822 votes defeating MacNeil by over 5,000 votes.[10]

In 2012, Miccarelli was nominated by both the Republican and Democratic parties and faced no opposition in the November election. He received the most total votes in the history of the district he represents.

In the 2013-2014 term, Nick will serve on the House Aging and Adult Services, Insurance, Urban Affairs, and Liquor Control committees.

Contact Information[edit]

District Office[edit]

605 East Chester Pike

Ridley Park, PA 19078

Phone: (610) 534-1002

Fax: (610) 534-1710

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Capitol Office[edit]

427 Irvis Office Building

PO Box 202162

Harrisburg PA 17120-2162

Phone: (717) 787-3472

Fax: (717) 787-7558

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2009 - 193D OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2009-01-06. 
  2. ^ "News from the Pennsylvania General Assembly". York Daily Record from The Associated Press. 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Done with war duty, Nick's back in game". Delaware County Times. January 10, 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Joelle Farrell (2008-11-03). "Delaware County: GOP facing new challenges". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  5. ^ "2008 Pennsylvania General Election Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  6. ^ Mark Scolforo (2008-12-31). "2 Pa. House members will soon ship out for Iraq". Pottstown Mercury from The Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  7. ^ a b Paul Luce (2009-01-07). "N ewest state representative gets ovation from both sides". Delaware County Daily and Sunday Times. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  8. ^ Dan Hirschhorn (2008-12-17). "DelCo Dem chairman says Miccarelli, bound for Iraq, should resign state House seat". PolitickerPA.com. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  9. ^ "Miccarelli, MacNeil seek 162nd District post". Delaware County Daily Times. October 15, 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Election 2010: Miccarelli headed for second term in 162 District". Delaware County Daily Times. November 3, 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

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