Ryan Bizzarro is a hometown guy. "I'm from Erie, born and raised here," he said. "I was educated here and plan on starting a family here."
But he says his hometown and his home state need improvement, so Bizzarro made the decision to run for state representative in the third district.
His political experience started years ago, when Bizzarro worked with the local office for the Clinton campaign, then, he worked campaigns for both State Representative John Hornaman and City Councilman Bob Merski.
Now, he continues to reach out to the voters.
Earlier this month, he visited local fire houses, to thank volunteer firefighters for their service to the area, And he spends most of his nights going door-to-door around the district, asking how he could help better Pennsylvania for each voter.
Bizzarro's focus is on three things: business development, public safety, and education.
"I think those three areas combined are crucial to the future of our community and the state and we need to really focus on the if we want to see results," he said.
Come November, Bizzarro asks just one thing of the voters.
"All I'm asking for is a chance," he said. "Give me a chance, let me show to you that I am the best guy for this job."