District 3 – Rock Copeland


Rock Copeland is the elected representative for District 3. He expressed these thoughts about Erie and his aspirations in politics:

“I love Erie and am inspired by those who share a love for our region. There is excitement in the air, a yearning for a better tomorrow. This excitement is why I chose Erie as my home since moving from the suburbs of Chicago nearly a decade ago.

My love for Erie is also why I decided to get involved with local politics. I spent the last decade canvassing, phone banking, and volunteering for causes that I believe in. The conversations with the people I met made me realize it was time to take my involvement to the next level.
I crave knowledge and growth and am an innovative and resourceful problem solver. I strive to be self-aware and constantly work toward self-improvement. I evaluate each problem from multiple angles and try to approach each interaction with empathy. I believe our government should function the same way. We should act with intention and seek to improve our region with each decision. We should embrace new ideas and be able to pivot when needed. We should never allow the status quo to inhibit our growth.”