Our Neighbor Tim.
Tim Twardzik’s story begins in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania — the home to thousands of 20th Century opportunity-seekers and a region known for deep faith and a legendary work ethic. Together with his father, Ted — the beloved founder of Mrs. T’s — Tim helped introduce America to his grandmother’s pierogy recipe. Today, the business founded around his grandmother’s kitchen table is the community’s largest employer, helping hundreds of working families realize their American dream.
Since retiring from day-to-day business, Tim continues a family tradition of service by building and growing organizations that meet the health, nutrition, education, economic, and spiritual needs of the community. Among his recognitions, he’s especially grateful for the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award — a recognition he shares with his brother Tom for a commitment to fairness and the principles of freedom. His candidacy for state representative centers on a belief in the dignity of work and the value of every life.
He and his wife, Caroline (Kiefer) have been married 33 years. The couple has three sons: Adam, Eric and wife Stephanie, and Ryan. They attend St. Joseph Parish where Carol is a long-time choir member. Tim and Carol reside in Frackville, Butler township, three miles from the front doors of Mrs. T’s and the Three Kielbasa Kings — Kowalonek’s, Lucky’s, and the Capitol Food Store.
Tim is a graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School and was inducted into the SV Wall of Fame in 2000. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a 4 year Letterman on The Fighting Irish Track team.
What is Tim’s Mission?
Expand Career & Technical Training
Fight Blight &
End & Replace
School Property Taxes