2015 Pictures

December 28, 2015 - It's official! Sworn in to a new term. Thank you all for your support, friendship and trust.

December 28, 2015 – It’s official! Sworn in to a new term. Thank you all for your support, friendship and trust.

November 4, 2015 - From our team to yours, Thank You for your support and trust to remain your County Commissioner!

November 4, 2015 – From our team to yours, Thank You for your support and trust to remain your County Commissioner!

October 15, 2015 - Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month with my friend Logan Hunter.

October 15, 2015 – Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month with my friend Logan Hunter.

October 2, 2015 - Inducing the latest class of the Voter Hall of Fame. These patriots have voted in at least 50 straight general elections!

October 2, 2015 – Inducing the latest class of the Voter Hall of Fame. These patriots have voted in at least 50 straight general elections!

October 1, 2015 - The beginning of the end for the former Monsour Hospital. Demolition is finally underway!

October 1, 2015 – The beginning of the end for the former Monsour Hospital. Demolition is finally underway!

September 26, 2015 - Celebrating the  gift of life at the annual Second Chance Walk at Twin Lakes.

September 26, 2015 – Celebrating the gift of life at the annual Second Chance Walk at Twin Lakes.

September 25, 2015 - Celebrating the Jeannette Jawhawks 700th win in high school football, with some future stars of this storied local program.

September 25, 2015 – Celebrating the Jeannette Jawhawks 700th win in high school football, with some future stars of this storied local program.

September 25, 2015 - Celebrating the Jeannette Jawhawks 700th win in high school football, with some future stars of this storied local program.

September 25, 2015 – Celebrating the Jeannette Jawhawks 700th win in high school football, with some future stars of this storied local program.

September 17, 2015 - Honored to be part of the awards ceremony for the Mon Valley NAACP.

September 17, 2015 – Honored to be part of the awards ceremony for the Mon Valley NAACP.

September 17, 2015 - Five years ago we had a vision and made a significant, targeted investment in public education. That vision is now reality with the grand opening of the Westmoreland County Community College's Latrobe Education Center.

September 17, 2015 – Five years ago we had a vision and made a significant, targeted investment in public education. That vision is now reality with the grand opening of the Westmoreland County Community College’s Latrobe Education Center.

September 6, 2015 - Two of my princes meet the King and Queen of the annual St. Joes Polish Club Labor Day parade in my hometown of Westmoreland City.

September 6, 2015 – Two of my princes meet the King and Queen of the annual St. Joes Polish Club Labor Day parade in my hometown of Westmoreland City.

August 29, 2015 - A great time at this year's livestock auction at the Westmoreland Fair.  One of the market hogs I purchased was from John Bowman and his daughter, Darcy.

August 29, 2015 – A great time at this year’s livestock auction at the Westmoreland Fair. One of the market hogs I purchased was from John Bowman and his daughter, Darcy.

August 18, 2015 - Our thanks to everyone who made our annual golf tournament such a success!

August 18, 2015 – Our thanks to everyone who made our annual golf tournament such a success!

August 15, 2015 - Meet Jim Smith of Southwest Greensburg - proud Marine, proud Republican, supporting Kopas for Commissioner.

August 15, 2015 – Meet Jim Smith of Southwest Greensburg – proud Marine, proud Republican, supporting Kopas for Commissioner.

August 8 2015 - The Kopas crew meets the crew from the Rutin' Buck Hunt Club in Latrobe. The club sponsors youth hunts for young people with disabilities.

August 8 2015 – The Kopas crew meets the crew from the Rutin’ Buck Hunt Club in Latrobe. The club sponsors youth hunts for young people with disabilities.

August 8, 2015 - Celebrating with my fellow Norwin alumni! Congratulations to the Knights of '65 on their 50th class reunion.

August 8, 2015 – Celebrating with my fellow Norwin alumni! Congratulations to the Knights of ’65 on their 50th class reunion.

August 7, 2015 - Welcoming Express Scripts to Westmoreland County, right off the Irwin interchange of the Turnpike. About 500 good-paying jobs at this location.

August 7, 2015 – Welcoming Express Scripts to Westmoreland County, right off the Irwin interchange of the Turnpike. About 500 good-paying jobs at this location.

July 22, 2015 - Honoring Helen Lash for her 55 years of volunteer service to the Sewickley Township Community Fair.

July 22, 2015 – Honoring Helen Lash for her 55 years of volunteer service to the Sewickley Township Community Fair.

July 14, 2015 - Listening to whats on the minds of county voters at Tartal's Restaurant in Scottdale.

July 14, 2015 – Listening to whats on the minds of county voters at Tartal’s Restaurant in Scottdale.

July 11, 2015 - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of New Derry!

July 11, 2015 – Celebrating the 200th anniversary of New Derry!

July 4, 2015 - An Independence Day tradition - the Latrobe 4th of July  Parade! Getting to march, with my friends Charlie Moff, Mayor Rosie Wolford and State Rep Joe Petraca.

July 4, 2015 – An Independence Day tradition – the Latrobe 4th of July Parade! Getting to march, with my friends Charlie Moff, Mayor Rosie Wolford and State Rep Joe Petraca.

July 2, 2015 - Enjoying everything the annual Arts and Heritage Festival has to offer, including shooting off a cannon with some really authentic Civil War reenactors.

July 2, 2015 – Enjoying everything the annual Arts and Heritage Festival has to offer, including shooting off a cannon with some really authentic Civil War reenactors.

June 30, 2015 - Recognizing a local hero. Mark Ressler rescued his neighbor, Carol Hayes, from a potentially serious car accident in the parking lot of their Jeannette Manor home. Two really terrific, kind and caring people.

June 30, 2015 – Recognizing a local hero. Mark Ressler rescued his neighbor, Carol Hayes, from a potentially serious car accident in the parking lot of their Jeannette Manor home. Two really terrific, kind and caring people.

June 16, 2015 - Learning all about titanium industry and meeting with the 73 hard-working employees of TSI Titanium in Derry.

June 16, 2015 – Learning all about titanium industry and meeting with the 73 hard-working employees of TSI Titanium in Derry.

June 6, 2014 - Fighting back against cancer at the Relay for Life at Hempfield High School, and Having some fun doing it, volunteering to sit in the dunk tank!

June 6, 2014 – Fighting back against cancer at the Relay for Life at Hempfield High School, and Having some fun doing it, volunteering to sit in the dunk tank!

June 4, 2014 - Congratulations to the 2015 graduating class of the Bridges to Prosperity program in Jeannette.

June 4, 2014 – Congratulations to the 2015 graduating class of the Bridges to Prosperity program in Jeannette.

May 31, 2015 - Celebrating the Monessen Boys Basketball WPIAL Championship season.  Proud to sponsor the championship ring for Antonio Rhome - something he can treasure forever.

May 31, 2015 – Celebrating the Monessen Boys Basketball WPIAL Championship season. Proud to sponsor the championship ring for Antonio Rhome – something he can treasure forever.

May 16, 2015 - Enjoying Special Olympics day with my boys at Norwin stadium.

May 16, 2015 – Enjoying Special Olympics day with my boys at Norwin stadium.

May 13, 2015 - Every year I sponsor two scholarships to graduating seniors at the Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center. This year's winners are Rebecca Criner and Cassandra Veitz from Norwin.

May 13, 2015 – Every year I sponsor two scholarships to graduating seniors at the Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center. This year’s winners are Rebecca Criner and Cassandra Veitz from Norwin.

May 7, 2015 – Daily flights now underway from our Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Chicago!

May 7, 2015 – Daily flights now underway from our Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Chicago!

April 28, 2015 - Meet Max. One of six kids who received a new customized adaptive bicycle thanks to Variety the Children's Charity. A fantastic event I helped coordinate outside the Courthouse.

April 28, 2015 – Meet Max. One of six kids who received a new customized adaptive bicycle thanks to Variety the Children’s Charity. A fantastic event I helped coordinate outside the Courthouse.

April 25, 2015 - Opening day ceremonies for Jeannette baseball. I had the honor of throwing out the first pitch. Dreary weather didn't damper this great community event.

April 25, 2015 – Opening day ceremonies for Jeannette baseball. I had the honor of throwing out the first pitch. Dreary weather didn’t damper this great community event.

April 18, 2015 - Monessen - the city of Champions! Celebrating the championship boys basketball and boys soccer teams.

April 18, 2015 – Monessen – the city of Champions! Celebrating the championship boys basketball and boys soccer teams.

April 16, 2015 - The playgrounds at our County Parks are now smoke-free! Many thanks to my friends at Penn State Extension and our Citizens Advisory Board for helping make my goal a reality.

April 16, 2015 – The playgrounds at our County Parks are now smoke-free! Many thanks to my friends at Penn State Extension and our Citizens Advisory Board for helping make my goal a reality.

April 14, 2015 - Always a pleasure to visit with students in Hempfield's Project 18 class. Teacher Ken Stough runs a terrific program to get students involved and engaged in government and politics. I always learn as much from them as they do from me.

April 14, 2015 – Always a pleasure to visit with students in Hempfield’s Project 18 class. Teacher Ken Stough runs a terrific program to get students involved and engaged in government and politics. I always learn as much from them as they do from me.

April 8 - Learning more about the businesses that keep Westmoreland working, visiting with the owner of Energy Swing Windows in Murrysville.

April 8 – Learning more about the businesses that keep Westmoreland working, visiting with the owner of Energy Swing Windows in Murrysville.

April 5, 2015 - A joyous and blessed Easter from our family to yours.

April 5, 2015 – A joyous and blessed Easter from our family to yours.

March 30, 2015 - Privileged to be featured in a new video being produced by the Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence that emphasizes the role that men should play in ending gender violence.

March 30, 2015 – Privileged to be featured in a new video being produced by the Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence that emphasizes the role that men should play in ending gender violence.

March 28, 2015 - Team Kopas braves the cold at Twin Lakes to raise money for the county's annual "March for Parks".

March 28, 2015 – Team Kopas braves the cold at Twin Lakes to raise money for the county’s annual “March for Parks”.

March 27, 2015 - Making my morning "drive-time" debut on WCNS 1480 in Latrobe with host David Martin.

March 27, 2015 – Making my morning “drive-time” debut on WCNS 1480 in Latrobe with host David Martin.

March 17, 2015 - Happy St Patrick's Day. Celebrating with friends at our Monessen Center for Active Adults.

March 17, 2015 – Happy St Patrick’s Day. Celebrating with friends at our Monessen Center for Active Adults.

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March 12, 2015 – Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Day in Westmoreland County with a terrific bunch of young people!

 

March 7, 2015 - Supporting North Huntingdon's Circleville Fire Department at its annual gun bash with my friends, Township Commissioners Dave Herold and Tony Martino.

March 7, 2015 – Supporting North Huntingdon’s Circleville Fire Department at its annual gun bash with my friends, Township Commissioners Dave Herold and Tony Martino.

March 7, 2105 - Honoring the important work done by the volunteer partners of the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association.

March 7, 2105 – Honoring the important work done by the volunteer partners of the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association.

February 27, 2015 - Celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday with first graders at Hempfield's Fort Allen Elementary School.

February 27, 2015 – Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with first graders at Hempfield’s Fort Allen Elementary School.

February 23, 2015 - Having some fun playing game show host with my friends at the West Newton Senior Center.

February 23, 2015 – Having some fun playing game show host with my friends at the West Newton Senior Center.

 February 18, 2015 - Behind the bar with County Democratic Committee Solicitor Kristen Weidus to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

February 18, 2015 – Behind the bar with County Democratic Committee Solicitor Kristen Weidus to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

February 7, 2015 - Warming hands, heads, and hearts, with the volunteers from "Feeding the Spirit" by providing free hats, gloves and scarves to those in need thought the Greensburg area.

February 7, 2015 – Warming hands, heads, and hearts, with the volunteers from “Feeding the Spirit” by providing free hats, gloves and scarves to those in need thought the Greensburg area.

January 25, 2015 - Loving our time at the Ligonier Ice Fest.

January 25, 2015 – Loving our time at the Ligonier Ice Fest.

January 22, 2015 - Celebrating awareness of...and the triumph over...congenital heart defects in children at our Commissioners public meeting. Heard emotional stories from families who are doing outstanding outreach through the "Mended Little Hearts" program.

January 22, 2015 – Celebrating awareness of…and the triumph over…congenital heart defects in children at our Commissioners public meeting. Heard emotional stories from families who are doing outstanding outreach through the “Mended Little Hearts” program.

January 14, 2014 - Alex gets ready to join his Clelian Heights teammates during halftime of a Seton Hill University women's game.

January 14, 2014 – Alex gets ready to join his Clelian Heights teammates during halftime of a Seton Hill University women’s game.

January 5, 2015 - Basketball season is underway! Happy to be coaching, and sponsoring, in Hempfield Recreation's league.

January 5, 2015 – Basketball season is underway! Happy to be coaching, and sponsoring, in Hempfield Recreation’s league.

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