Valerie is a results-oriented entrepreneur with a proven track record of building businesses. As a 3rd Generation Allegheny County resident Valerie learned the value of hard work, love of family, and the importance of community from an early age. While in high school she became a Certified EMT and volunteered on Valley Ambulance.
During and after graduating from College in 1989, Valerie worked for U.S. Senator John Heinz before following her dream of owing her own business.
Over the last 25 years she ran successful companies and became a well-known startup business advocate and Angel investor who has helped small businesses succeed and create jobs across the country. Valerie went on to serve as the first woman President of the Pennsylvania Angel Network.
Today Valerie works closely with veteran owned start-up companies, She is a Board Member of Standing Firm, Guardian for Honor Flight Network Veterans, a Red Cross Volunteer and is dedicated to Dog Rescue.
MEET STATE REPRESENTATIVE VALERIE GAYDOS
As a third-generation Allegheny County resident and small business owner for more than 25 years, I ran for the State House to represent people, not parties and promised to:
Fight for Fiscal Responsibility
Strengthen PA's Business Climate
Serve as the People's Advocate
In just 12 short months I can say "Promises kept!"
Join our fight. I need your vote but I also need your support. Please put a sign in your yard, message your friends on Facebook, hand out flyers to voters or financially contribute.
To volunteer, please email us at or call /text me at 412.528.1360.
I pledge to protect and preserve our personal rights and freedoms as guaranteed under The Constitution.
25-year Small Business
Owner, Investor & Advocate
Former President, PA Angel Network Start-up Investor Group
Former Director, Private Investors Group
Founder, Entrepreneurs for Growth
Founder, Veterans Venture Forum at National Defense University
Advisor, PA Business Council Pennsylvanians for Effective Government
Legislative experience under U.S. Senator John Heinz and PA Senator Mike Fisher
Board Member, Standing Firm
Former EMT Volunteer, Valley Ambulance Authority
Guardian, Honor Flight Network
Disaster Volunteer, Red Cross
Avid outdoor enthusiast and dog rescue volunteer