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Part of FAYETTE County consisting of the CITY of Connellsville and the TOWNSHIPS of Dunbar, Franklin, Jefferson, Lower Tyrone, Menallen (PART, Districts 01 and 02), North Union, Perry and Upper Tyrone and the BOROUGHS of Dawson, Dunbar, Everson, Newell, Perryopolis and Vanderbilt and Part of WESTMORELAND County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of East Huntingdon (PART, District Bessemer [PART, Division 02]) and Mount Pleasant (PART, District Bridgeport) and the BOROUGHS of Mount Pleasant and Scottdale.

School Districts:

Connellsville Area School District
Frazier School District
Laurel Highlands School District
Uniontown Area School District
Mount Pleasant Area School District
Southmoreland School District

  • Finance
  • Education
  • Game & Fisheries
  • Tourism & Recreational Development
  • Democratic Policy

Representative since 1995

Personal History:

Lives in Lemont Furnace, Pa.
Married to Mabel Jeanette Shaner
1 child
Born 9-21-36 in Connellsville, Pa.


Uniontown High School
Fairmont State College, B.A.,
West Virginia University, M.E.
California University of Pennsylvania

Other Offices:

Intermediate Unit No. 1 Education Association
Pennsylvania State Education Association
National Education Association

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