Ted Kopas

Background / Bio

Ted Kopas returned to office in 2023, after having served as County Commissioner from 2010-2020.  He knows well, respects, and delivers the balance between fiscal responsibility and providing critical services to those in need. Ted has a proven record of establishing priorities and programs that enhance our communities, our economy, public safety, human services and our quality of life.

Prior to his return, Ted served a project manager for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Action Team, where he was responsible for comprehensive economic development services to private sector businesses considering expansion within or relocation to Pennsylvania resulting in new job creation, job retention and private investment.

Ted Kopas was appointed by Governor Josh Shapiro to serve on the Human Services Advisory Committee for the Transition Team. His volunteer activities include helping families who have members with developmental disabilities and increasing awareness and acceptance of people with special needs.  Ted also serves as a volunteer coach for youth baseball, football and basketball.

Ted is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was born and raised in the village of Westmoreland City in North Huntingdon Township. He is a proud Norwin graduate and has been recognized as one of the district’s Distinguished Alumni. He has also been recognized as the Government Official of the Year by the Greater Westmoreland Labor Council.

Ted lives in Hempfield Township with his wife, April. They have five children, Elle, Alex, Quinn, Jack and Teddy, and a granddaughter, Evelyn.