On Jan. 28, 2014, Jesse Topper was elected to represent the 78th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He serves on the House Labor and Industry, Health, Judiciary and Liquor Control committees. Topper is also a Deputy Whip and is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Health Care, which serves under the standing Health Committee.

Topper is a lifelong resident of Bedford County, part of the 78th District. Throughout that time, he has been very active in his community, participating in 4-H and the Boy Scouts, where he eventually earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Later, he spent seven years as a football coach at Bedford High School, where he was a three-sport athlete.

A homeschooled graduate, Jesse earned his bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Bedford County.

Topper’s service to his community included serving as first and second vice president of the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and time as a Bedford borough councilman. Jesse also previously served as the executive minister of the Bedford United Methodist Church, overseeing day-to-day operations.

He lives in Bedford with his wife, Christy, and their two sons.

The current 78th Legislative District is made up of part of Bedford County, including the townships of Bedford, Bloomfield, Broad Top, Colerain, East Providence, East St. Clair, Hopewell, Kimmel, Liberty, Mann, Monroe, Pavia, Snake Spring, South Woodbury, Southampton, West Providence and Woodbury, and the boroughs of Bedford, Coaldale, Everett, Hopewell, Rainsburg, Saxton, St. Clairsville and Woodbury. The district includes the following townships in Franklin County: Montgomery, Peters and Warren, along with the borough of Mercersburg. It includes all of Fulton County. 

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