State Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland was elected to represent the 83rd District in Lycoming and Union counties in November 2014.

 In the current House session, Wheeland serves as a deputy chairman on the Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Appropriations, Liquor Control, Local Government and State Government committees.

 His first foray into public office came in 2007, being elected Lycoming County commissioner. This step into public service came after working in the family business, Home Service Beverage. He took over running the business in the early 1990s, and started a second business, First Ice.

 Wheeland took his accumulated business acumen to the office of county commissioner to make conditions better for the overall economy. He was elected to a second term in 2011 and was instrumental in moving the county forward by advocating for the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas field, which has added to the industrial and economic strength of Lycoming County.

 Prior to his public service, he graduated from Montoursville High School, earned an associate’s degree in business management from the former Williamsport Area Community College, and took additional post-secondary business courses at Lycoming College.

 Wheeland is a 2010 graduate of the County Commissioners Association of PA Academy of Excellence. He is also a past director of the Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania and is a current member of the Young Men’s Republican Club, Williamsport Polish Club, Moose Lodge 866, Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County, Sons of Italy, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and the Lick Run Hunting Club.

 He enjoys the pursuits of hunting and fishing and is an avid defender of Second Amendment rights as a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He is also a devoted community volunteer, working through organizations like the Red Cross.

 He lives with his wife, Kimberly, in Williamsport and is a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.