Dan Grzybek is a lifelong resident of Allegheny County: having grown up in Hampton Township before attending college at the University of Pittsburgh where he majored in Chemical Engineering. Shortly after graduating from Pitt, Dan and his wife, Cassie, moved to Bethel Park where they live with their two rescue dogs. In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree, Dan has his Master’s Degree in Engineering from Purdue University. He currently works as an Engineer on Nuclear Reactor Safety Systems for the Nimitz class of US Navy Aircraft Carriers.

Shortly after moving to Bethel Park, Dan become a Committee Member of the Bethel Park Democratic Committee, galvanized by the 2016 Presidential election. He has been heavily involved with the committee, leading to his recent election as Vice Chair. In addition to this position, Dan was elected in 2020 as a member of the Bethel Park School Board, earning the most votes of the seven candidates who ran. On the board, he serves as the Finance Committee Chair, the School Start Times Sub-Committee Chair, as well as a Board Representative for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Dan is also very involved in local campaigns, having knocked over 3,500 doors in the last three years for Democratic candidates ranging in political scope from Pam Iovino to Summer Lee and from local Municipal Council all the way to President Biden.

Outside of politics, Dan is also a very active volunteer in the community. He spent the last several years as a Youth Mentor at the South Hills Interfaith Movement, and is a regular volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. He also serves as a judge for PA Junior Academy of Science competitions, and filled in as an Emergency Substitute Teacher during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, he began volunteering at Seaperch, where he partnered with the Navy to teach high school students how to build underwater remotely operated vehicles and even had a group of students qualify for the national competition! Last but not least, Dan is a volunteer firefighter at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.

Dan wants to bring his professional experience and love for his community to better serve the residents of Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon, and Dormont as a member of Allegheny County Council. Dan’s engineering background, ability to analyze and interpret leading research, and firm commitment to putting people over profit make him uniquely situated to tackle the issues which Allegheny County faces.