Council Member

 

Born at the former Nesbitt Hospital in Kingston, Dominic J. Butchko, son of Patricia Steiner and Thomas Butchko, has been a resident of Forty Fort Borough for nearly his entire life. His family has resided in the borough for over 50 years. He graduated from Agora Cyber Charter School in June of 2015 and currently attends Wilkes University where Dominic is double majoring in Political Science and International Studies. Dominic has always had a keen interest in politics and public services. He has volunteered at the Nathan Denison House, a prominent Forty Fort landmark, Geisinger Hospital Wyoming Valley, and briefly helped the Cipriani campaign in 2014. Currently he is the Vice President of the Luzerne County Young Democrats, Chair of the Wilkes University College Democrats, and owns along with his mother and grandfather Warfield Trading Company, a very small shabby chic furniture outlet in Luzerne above My Sisters Closet dedicated to restoring vintage furniture pieces.

  

In his campaign in 2015, at 18 and a senior in high school, he was the only candidate to receive bi-partisan support and the nominations of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. Dominic’s platform was based on tapping Forty Fort’s resources to generate revenue, looking out for the most vulnerable and voiceless in our society, and maintaining Forty Fort as the great place to call home. He is the youngest person to ever hold a council seat in Forty Fort and on November 3rd 2015, at 19 and a college freshman, he became the youngest elected official in the State of Pennsylvania and one of the youngest in the country.