Leo Trich

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Leo Joseph Trich, Jr.
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 47th district
In office
January 3, 1989[1] – November 30, 2002[2]
Preceded by Roger Raymond Fischer
Succeeded by Keith J. Gillespie (district moved to York County)
Constituency Part of Washington County
Personal details
Born (1951-07-23) July 23, 1951 (age 65)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Adele Kathleen
Children 3 children
Residence Washington, Pennsylvania

Leo Joseph Trich, Jr. is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

He is a 1969 graduate of Washington High School.[3] He attended California University of Pennsylvania and Washington and Jefferson College.[3] Prior to elective office, he served as Commissioner of PONY Baseball, the Washington, Pennsylvania-based international youth baseball league.[4] He also served as Vice President of the USA Baseball and as a member of the United States Olympic Committee. Trich served a member of baseball's organizing committee, which earned him a position on that sport's task force at the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, CA.[4]

At age 24, he was the youngest person to be elected and become a member of the Washington City Council from 1976 through 1980. Trich worked in County Government as an assistant to the County Commissioners (1987–88) and then was appointed by PA Governor Robert P. Casey as District Administrator for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in 1988.[5] He was first elected to represent the 47th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1988.[5] After serving seven terms, he retired prior to the 2002 election.

Following his political career, Trich returned to sports. While in his last term as a State Representative, he founded Ballpark Scholarships Inc, a non-profit volunteer organization that raised money and spearheaded the building of a $7 million minor league ballpark (Falconi Field - now known as Consol Energy Park). Trich is considered the person most responsible for developing this sports venue and bringing minor league professional baseball back to his hometown of Washington, PA.

From 2003 thru 2007, Trich served as the Director of Development with the Frontier Professional Baseball League.[4] In 2008 he joined five others including Dr. Chris Hanners and formed a new summer collegiate baseball program known as the Prospect College League. In 2009 and 2010 he served as the General Manager and majority owner of the Butler BlueSox, a summer collegiate team in the Prospect League.[4] In 2002, he was inducted into the Washington-Greene County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.[6] From 2004 to the present, Trich continues to work as a consultant. His area of expertise includes sports, government relations and land development. His clients have included: The Frontier Professional Baseball League, the Washington Wild Things professional baseball team, the Prospect Summer College Baseball League, Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Pennsylvania, United Washington Associates and the Chuck Tanner Awards Banquet (Rotary Club of Pittsburgh PA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1989 - 173RD OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1989-01-03. 
  2. ^ Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2002
  3. ^ a b "Leo Joseph Trich, Jr. (Democrat)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2002-04-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Leo Trich Jr. General Manager - Majority Owner". BlueSox Staff. Archived from the original on 2009-05-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Representative Leo Trich". Official Pennsylvania Democratic Caucus Biography. Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. Archived from the original on 2002-07-15. 
  6. ^ "LEO TRICH JR. 2003 - MERITORIOUS SERVICE". Washington-Greene County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2009-05-19. 

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