About The Candidate
My name is Tim Kuzma and I was born and raised in Erie, PA. I feel blessed to have had the experience of growing up in this great region. I was raised in a loving home with my parents and my 4 siblings. Our home was one of faith, love, and strong family bonds. From a very early age and with the support of my family, I was active in sports, including football, wrestling, and swimming. In high school, I found my niche’ when I began springboard diving. I was very successful in this sport and carried that with me throughout my college career. I dove at Allegheny College where I qualified for the NCAA D-3 Championship and the USA Diving Outdoor Zone Qualifier. I finished my college career at Gannon University, earning a BS in Business Administration. At that time, I was recruited to perform with the US High Diving Team. For the next ten years, I travelled extensively throughout the world as a professional stunt diver. I transitioned from performer to management and was responsible for recruiting and operations with the Bridgewater Performance Corp., located in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1995 I moved back to Erie and began a coaching career at Allegheny College. After many seasons of a very successful and award-winning coaching career, I wrapped up my coaching career at Gannon University. In 2004, I acquired my real estate license. As a realtor for the past 14 years, I have facilitated hundreds of real estate transfers. As an investor, I have purchased, sold, and currently own several rental properties. It is through my current line of work that I decided to run for State House of Representatives. I have heard the concerns of people moving into our community and those of people leaving our community. I have listened to the wants and needs of my fellow Erie neighbors. I want to make positive changes for Erie, including developing our communities, our schools, and our workplaces in an effort for everyone in Erie to realize their dreams. I believe that my life experiences of working for and with others makes me the strongest candidate for the position of State house of Representative. My strengths include a keen knowledge of fiscal discipline and commons sense spending. I intend to include and encourage community involvement. I believe that we need to utilize, encourage, and support the talent of our community. It will begin at home. It will begin in schools and churches. It will begin in the workplace. It will begin in our communities. I will encourage all of Erie to come together and make this community a safe, healthy, peaceful place to live.