Rep. Jesse Topper was elected to represent the 78th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 28, 2014. Since then, he has proudly served the people of Bedford, Franklin and Fulton counties.

For the 2019-20 Legislative Session, he serves on the House Appropriations, Education, Judiciary, Liquor Control and Rules committees. Topper is also chair of the Subcommittee on Basic Education and is a Deputy Whip.

Topper is a lifelong resident of Bedford County and has two sons. Throughout his life, he has been very active in his community, participating in 4-H and the Boy Scouts, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He also coaches football at Bedford High School, where he was a three-sport athlete.

A homeschooled graduate, Topper earned his bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Bedford County and the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School.

As an adult, Topper is active in his community, including serving as first and second vice president of the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and time as a Bedford borough councilman.

The 78th Legislative District is made up of parts of Bedford, Franklin and Fulton counties.