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In his third term representing the 46th District, which includes portions of Washington, Allegheny and Beaver Counties, Jesse White has emerged as a leader in the Legislature on issues related to Marcellus Shale, infrastructure and property tax reform.
His fiery and aggressive style has made him an outspoken and unapologetic advocate for Southwestern Pennsylvania. In 2011, he was voted Vice-Chairman of the Southwest Democratic Delegation in the House of Representatives.
Jesse serves on the Judiciary, Labor and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Aging & Older Adult Services Committees, and Chairs the Judiciary Subcommittee on Family Law.
A graduate of W&J College and Duquesne University Law School, Jesse has worked tirelessly with communities to adapt to the emerging Marcellus Shale industry. He recently formed the first ever Marcellus Municipal Cooperative, a coalition of municipalities dedicated to working together to develop best practices and improved communication between government and industry.
Jesse was born and raised in Washington County, attending Canon McMillan and Bethlehem-Center schools. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington and Jefferson College in 2000 and a law degree from Duquesne University. He worked as a law clerk for the firm of Davis and Davis in Uniontown, Pa.; Station Capital Inc. in Washington, Pa.; and in the Legal Department for the United Steelworkers of America in Pittsburgh. He also interned for the late David L. Gilmore, former President Judge of Washington County. At age 23, White became the youngest Township Supervisor in the history of Cecil Township and was later elected chairman of the Cecil Township Board of Auditors.
White is focused on promoting southwestern Pennsylvania as a wonderful place to work, live and raise a family, so that local children have the opportunity to stay in the area when they are ready to join the workforce. He also supports funding equity for public schools and as a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association, has emerged as a leader in protecting the rights of gun owners in Pennsylvania. In Harrisburg, Jesse serves on the Judiciary Committee, Consumer Affairs Committee, Labor Relations Committee and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees. His legislative priorities since taking office in 2007 include municipal authority reform, power of attorney reform and the development of an Economic Resource Center to provide direct assistance to small businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in his legislative district.
Jesse is a member of the McDonald Sportsmen Association; Chartiers Lodge No. 297 of F & A.M; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 22; the Alpine Lodge No. 9; Muse Independent Italian Club; Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cecil and MENSA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington County Health Partners, the advisory Board of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Natural Life, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County Advisory Board and the Washington County Energy Partners Advisory Board.
Jesse lives in Cecil Township with his dogs, Abigail and Delano.Scridb filter