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, Pyle 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 2011-12 legislative session, Pyle will serve on the Appropriations (first term) Environmental Resources and Energy (fourth term), Game and Fisheries (second term), and Transportation (third term) committees. He is also the chairman of the Diabetes and Coal Caucuses and maintains membership in the Pro-Life, Sportsmen, Firemen and Oil and Gas caucuses. In addition, he volunteered to serve on the Special Session committee on Property Tax Reform and special committee on Training Tomorrow’s Teachers. Throughout his legislative career, Pyle has served as the chairman of the Task Force on Drugs and Law Enforcement and on the Transportation committee where his work was instrumental in renovating a number of failing bridges in Armstrong and Indiana Counties.
Before seeking elected office, Pyle taught American History, Government and Sociology in the Armstrong School District from 1992-2004, making his mark by involving his students in a wide variety of community volunteering efforts. For his efforts, he was selected as the Educator of the Year in the Armstrong School District in 1999 and Conservation Educator of the Year in the Armstrong Conservation District in 2000. His school group, the LEO 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. 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’s additional involvements 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 and the Armstrong County Hunting and Fishing club (Pony Farm) and Ford City Sportsman’s Club. A cancer survivor, Pyle remains very active with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life events at five relays in three counties.
Pyle graduated from West Virginia University, receiving 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.
Pyle and his wife reside in Ford City with their two beautiful daughters.
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