Larissa Dudkiewicz is a graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, where she studied Professional Writing and Editing and minored in American Studies. She worked as a general assignment reporter during a summer internship at the Buffalo News and after earning her bachelor's degree, began working three months later as a community news reporter for the Sharon Herald. In 2003, she took a job working at the Beaver/Allegheny County Times, which included covering news and events in the Sewickley Valley.
Larissa collects vinyl records, likes books and hunts wild mushrooms.
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Larissa has been a registered voter since she turned 18 and never misses a chance to vote on Election Day, even if it's raining. She believes all politics is local and that it doesn't matter what party we belong to because, in the end, we all want the potholes fixed.
Larissa was raised Pentecostal in the COGIC. Her husband, Tomek, is Catholic.
Property reassessments and taxes.