The 60th Legislative District has an energetic, respected conservative voice in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives: Jeff Pyle. Born and raised in the district he now represents, Jeff brings proven leadership and innovation to the Legislature, as well as a solid commitment to speaking out for the values embodied in the citizens of Armstrong and Indiana Counties.
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For the 2013-14 legislative session, Jeff will serve on the Appropriations (second term), Environmental Resources and Energy (fifth term), and Transportation (fourth term) committees. He is also a member of the influential Committee on Committees, which determines which committees members serve on, as well as chairman of the Subcommittee on Mining and the Subcommittee on Railroads. As a prominent voice for the economy and way of life in western Pennsylvania, Jeff is the majority chairman of both the Coal Caucus and the Sportsmen Caucus. He maintains active roles in the Oil and Gas, Steel, Pro-Life and Firemen’s caucuses. An ardent supporter of the 60th District’s many volunteer firehalls, Jeff was named the 2010 Legislator of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Firemen’s Association.
Highly active throughout his legislative career, Jeff has served as the chairman of the Task Force on Drugs and Law Enforcement, developing and reporting out eight bills that became law. His work on the Transportation committee was instrumental in renovating a number of failing bridges in Armstrong and Indiana Counties, such as the Freeport Bridge on Route 356. He continues to advocate vigorously for local transportation safety improvements and repairs.
Before seeking elected office, Jeff taught in the Armstrong School District from 1992-2004. He made his mark by involving his students in a wide variety of community volunteering efforts. His school group, the LEO club (the high school Lions club) was recognized as the largest in the world in 2001 and similarly honored for having achieved over 20,000 hours of volunteer community service. For his efforts, he was selected as the Educator of the Year in the Armstrong School District in 1999 and Educator of the Year in the Armstrong Conservation District in 2000. Prior to his election to the House in November 2004, he also, while teaching, served as Mayor of Ford City. In that role, he was instrumental in obtaining grant monies that funded important safety, economic redevelopment, historic preservation and community beautification projects.
The Representative maintains numerous local involvements, which include memberships with the Ford City Lions and Ford City Eagles Clubs; service as past president of the Ford City Hall of Fame Board of Governors (and inductee in the FCHoF Class of 1999); and an elected post as Republican Committeeman for Ford City’s Second Ward. Jeff is a member of the Kittanning BPOE #203, the Armstrong County Hunting and Fishing Club (Pony Farm), North Buffalo Sportsman’s Club, and Ford City Sportsman’s Club. He is also a recognized and outspoken supporter of our local farmers. Being diagnosed as a cancer patient in 2005 – now eight-years clean – Jeff remains very active in the fight to find a cure for cancer participating in Relay for Life events and organizing independent fundraising events to benefit the American Cancer Society.
A graduate of West Virginia University, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Pre-Law in 1986. His further education includes a B.S.E. in Social Studies, graduating cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1991.
Jeff and his wife reside in Ford City with their two beautiful daughters – Katie, and Lauren.
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