A local nurse and local farmer were among those who spoke during the first night at the DNC.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Western Pennsylvania was well represented during the inaugural night of the Democratic National Convention.

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Michelle Boyle, a local union nurse, was part of a roundtable of healthcare workers with Megan Rapinoe.

Rick Telesz, a farmer from Lawrence County, spoke about how President Trump’s trade war with China and tariffs on soybeans are hurting his family farm.

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“The trade was was real stressful and really a devastating effect on the farm,” Telesz said.

“My biggest concern is if these trends continue with this type of leadership, I will be the last generation farming this farm,” Telesz also said.

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Telesz says he voted for President Trump in 2016, but will be voting for Biden in the upcoming election.