Tony DeLoreto is a small business owner with a big focus on jobs and education.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, Tony graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1988 with a degree in journalism. He returned to the district as a permanent resident and business owner in 1991, opening Spaghetti Benders in downtown Indiana. He and his wife, Cherry, now own the restaurant together. Tony, Cherry, and their daughter Monica, an education student at IUP, live in White Township, Indiana County. Tony has also proudly raised three step-children.
Tony believes we need to invest in our education, which in turn is an investment in the future. As an IUP alumnus who chose to stay in the area, Tony is concerned that Western Pennsylvania is losing hometown graduates to other parts of the country where jobs are more plentiful. The solution is to create and recruit new industry to our district where we have a strong and eager workforce, while also upgrading our infrastructure to make the region attractive to potential manufacturers, ensuring our district is ready for the future.
Tony feels strongly about term limits and campaign reform. He is an advocate for pension reform and smaller, more efficient government. Tony does not desire to be a career politician, but to be a public servant who will make his wife and daughter proud.