Jess M. Stairs
|Jess M. Stairs|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 59th district
January 4, 1977 – November 30, 2008
|Preceded by||Eugene G. Saloom|
|Succeeded by||Mike Reese|
June 5, 1942 |
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
|Alma mater||Penn State University|
Jess M. Stairs was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 59th District from 1977 onwards. In 2002, he was a candidate to replace John E. Barley as Majority Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, eventually losing to Dave Argall. In an open letter to the House Caucus announcing his candidacy, Stairs criticized Barley's dual positions as both chair of the House Republican Campaign Committee and chair of the Appropriations Committee. He expressed his desire to work with John Perzel, saying that "John Perzel is a city fellow and fights like an alley cat. I will join him as a country boy and fight like a barn cat."
- "Session of 1977 - 16lst of the General Assembly - Vol. 1, No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1977-01-04.
- Cox, Harold (2010-02-26). "House Members S". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
- "Rep. Jess Stairs Profile". JStairs.com. Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
- Micek, John (Apr 8, 2002). "Schuylkill, Berks lawmakers in running for key post. Rep. David Argall seen as favorite for chair of House Appropriations". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania.
- Stairs, Jess (2002). "Jess Stairs - Subject: Appropriations Chairmanship". PoliticsPA. Archived from the original on 2002-08-04.
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Jess Stairs official PA House website (archived)
- Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus - Representative Jess Stairs official caucus website (archived)
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart