Raised in Hillsdale, Indiana County, Joe’s parents John and Mary Ann (Yevchak) instilled in him the western Pennsylvania values of God, family, and country, as well as the work ethic and sense of personal responsibility common to the communities of Armstrong, Butler, Indiana, and Westmoreland Counties.
Joe’s desire for public service began at a young age. When Joe turned 18, he immediately registered to vote and was appointed to serve as a Republican committeeman for Montgomery Township. After graduating from Purchase Line High School in 1995, he was appointed at age 18 to serve as a member of the Purchase Line School Board. Elected to a full term in 1997, Joe continued his board service until his graduation from Penn State in December, 1998.
After working briefly in Bedford County, Joe returned home to coordinate the successful campaign of Senator Don White in 2000. Upon taking office, Senator White named Joe as his Chief of Staff, a position he has held throughout Senator White’s tenure.
Growing up and working in rural western Pennsylvania, Joe uniquely understands not just the challenges faced by the region, but also the opportunities available to make our communities safe places to live, work, play, and raise families.
Joe has dedicated his life to address the needs of western Pennsylvania not only through his work with Senator White, but also through his service to both family and community.
Joe’s wife Gina (DiMaio) was raised in Rural Valley (Armstrong County). They have four children: Joe Jr., Sam, and twin girls Rosie and Frannie. The Pittman family are members of the St. Thomas More University Parish in Indiana.
Joe is a life member of the NRA, member of the Indiana County Republican Committee, Ford City Sportsmen’s Association, William Penn Association #88, and the Indiana-Franklin Lodge, #313. He currently serves as a board member of the Purchase Line Red Dragon Foundation whose mission is to provide scholarships to Purchase Line graduates. Joe is also a member of the United Way of Indiana County Board of Directors and recently chaired the successful 2018 annual campaign, helping to raise over $726,000 to benefit various community-based programs throughout Indiana County.
Joe and Gina are both sincerely committed to support their family and neighbors, and both believe strongly in their obligation to provide our youth with every opportunity to grow and become successful citizens right here in western Pennsylvania.
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