TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Kotik coasts to sixth term in 45th District

- State Representative Nick Kotik speaks to World War II veteran members of local VFW and American Legion posts during a ceremony honoring them at the Bridgeville Fire Department in Bridgeville on Nov. 15 2008. File photo
State Representative Nick Kotik speaks to World War II veteran members of local VFW and American Legion posts during a ceremony honoring them at the Bridgeville Fire Department in Bridgeville on Nov. 15 2008.  File photo
- state House Rep. Nick Kotik into Digipix.
state House Rep. Nick Kotik into Digipix.
By Jeff Widmer
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 9:00 p.m.
 

Nick Kotik coasted to a sixth term last week as state legislator.

Coming up on the age of 61 next month, no one knows if this will be the final two-year term in the state House of Representatives for the McKees Rocks native.

Not even Kotik himself.

“I will not speculate on that. It depends on a lot of things right now,” said Kotik (D-45), whose district represents parts of Collier, Scott, South Fayette, Bridgeville, Carnegie, Heidelberg and Pennsbury Village.

Kotik garnered two-thirds of the vote Nov. 6, racing past Republican challenger Aaron Kime, who got 34 percent of the vote. Kotik raked in 19,601 votes, while Kime, a South Fayette resident, brought in 10,108.

Kime could not be reached for comment.

One of the main things Kotik will evaluate in two years before deciding whether to run for another term is his own health and that of his wife, Shirley. She has had a battle with Crohn's disease but is fine now, Kotik said.

“I think we will both look at our health and decide whether or not (two more years) is what I want to do,” Kotik said.

Another thing Kotik will assess is his own “enthusiasm for the job,” he said.

“I think you always have to sit down and look at that and decide, ‘Do I still want to be doing this?' If so, you move forward,” Kotik said.

During the next two years, Kotik would like to work with Carnegie Borough Council and the Carnegie Community Development Corporation to better enhance the borough. He also is concerned about potential flooding problems that may arise in Carnegie and other communities.

“When something like the hurricane we just had comes along, it reminds you to be a little more diligent here at home,” Kotik said.

Jeff Widmer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5810 or jwidmer@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pitt trying to make bid for NCAA women’s field
  2. Miami’s 67-63 victory further damages Pitt’s NCAA Tourney hopes
  3. Penguins notebook: Crosby says he would play goal if needed
  4. Agent: Polamalu undecided whether to play in 2015
  5. Diabetes doesn’t slow down WPIAL wrestling duo headed for states
  6. Mt. Lebanon deer-culling corrals sprayed with urine, repellant
  7. Hempfield hockey team bolts to big lead, tops Thomas Jefferson, 7-4
  8. Ice jam wipes out McKeesport’s marina
  9. Crosby, Malkin chase scoring title amid defense-minded league
  10. 11 Ligonier Township residents rescued by boat from floodwaters
  11. Penn State Fayette tops Maine-Machias in USCAA Tournament