Dan Pastore (FishUSA)

Dan Pastore

Candidate for Congressional District 16

Western Pennsylvania Entrepreneur and Business Owner

Dan Pastore is a businessman, attorney, and lifelong Erie County resident who is running for the United States Congress.
Hard work is nothing new to Dan. Growing up and through law school, he worked at his family’s construction company, and he became a skilled carpenter by the time he completed college.

After graduating from high school, Dan earned a degree in economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980, and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1985. As a partner at an Erie law firm, Dan’s practice focused on real estate and commercial and complex litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Dan handled cases throughout Western Pennsylvania and represented a wide range of clients.

In 1994, while still working as an attorney, Dan co-founded Erie.Net, the first public internet service provider in Northwest Pennsylvania. Erie.Net created some of the first internet-related jobs and provided the first internet connection to thousands of homes and businesses in the region. While working at Erie.Net, Dan launched FishErie.com, the first website providing fishing information for Northwest Pennsylvania.

In 2000 Dan went on to co-found FishUSA, one of the first online tackle stores. Today FishUSA is a leading e-commerce retailer serving anglers across the nation and beyond. FishUSA provides a wide range of good-paying jobs at their offices, warehouse and Pro Shop in Erie County.


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