Tyler Titus Wins Democratic Nomination for Erie County Executive
Titus: Now is the time for unity to deliver for Erie County families
Erie, PA - May 19, 2021 - Today in an historic victory, Tyler Titus won the Democratic nomination for Erie County Executive. This puts Titus on a path to becoming the first transgender county executive in United States history in November. Titus released the following statement:
"This victory belongs to the people of Erie County who know we need new leadership to build a prosperous future for all of us. From investing in our schools and infrastructure to expanding broadband access and creating good-paying jobs across the county, it's time to unite and deliver results for families across Erie County."
"I grew up in poverty in rural Pennsylvania. I'm the child of a logger and a nurse. I know what it's like to struggle-to be failed by government. As a small business owner and as President of the Erie County School Board, I've seen how investing in our small businesses and our local schools are the key to our economic future. It's imperative that we build back from this pandemic in a way that puts our families and communities first.
"Congratulations to Carl Anderson, Rita Bishop, and Dylanna Grasinger on running strong campaigns and for their dedication to Erie County. I look forward to continuing to work with them on the critical priorities for our county, and I am grateful to every person that made their voice heard in this election.
"I'm running for County Executive to deliver a quality education for all our kids and create safe, prosperous communities where our families can thrive. That's what our campaign has been about since day one and will be through the General Election, and those are the priorities I will deliver on as Erie County Executive."
Tyler Titus is a mental health professional, small business owner, and the president of the Erie School Board. Over the past 15 years, through their work at the Erie County Office of Children and Youth and as a full-time therapist for youth in the foster system, Tyler has developed a nuanced understanding of how intergenerational poverty, neglect, abuse, and violence impacts families and communities. Tyler has built their career on helping others, and now they're running in the May 18, 2021 primary for Erie County Executive to take that work to county government. You can read more about Tyler's campaign here.