Matrisch set to be sworn in to Manor Council
Manor's newest councilman already has been a regular at borough meetings over the past year.
Mike Matrisch, a borough resident for five years, will be sworn in during council's reorganization meeting on Monday night.
Matrisch, a Democrat who received write-in nominations to appear on both parties' ballots, received the most votes in November among the four candidates for four open council seats. Incumbents Bruce Hartman, Jim Morgan and Steve Ira also will be sworn in for new four-year terms.
A married father of two, Matrisch graduated from Penn-Trafford High School in 1995 and received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Waynesburg University five years later. He has been a truck driver for Howard Gasoline and Oil Co. for the past 13 years.
“I love the community,” said Matrisch, 36. “I want to do what I can to help out.”
Matrisch will become the only Democrat on the seven-person council. In April, his new council colleagues chose Ira instead of him to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Chuck Konkus.
Matrisch has attended most of the council meetings over the past year but said he doesn't have any particular concerns about the borough as an incoming councilman.
“I just want to keep the community going the way it is, (but) I wouldn't mind seeing a few more small businesses around here,” Matrisch said.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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