JESS M. STAIRS
STAIRS, Jess M.,
a Representative from Fayette and Westmoreland Counties; born in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., June 5, 1942; B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1964; M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University, 1969; International 4-H Foreign Exchange Program, India (1964); farmer; teacher; member, Mt. Pleasant Area School Board (1973-1976); director, Westmoreland County 4-H; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1976; reelected to 15 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1985-1990); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (1991-2008); not a candidate for reelection to the House (2008).