State Rep. Jim Rigby is serving his second term in office to residents of the 71st Legislative District, which consists of the following municipalities: the borough of Paint in Somerset County; and in Cambria County, the City of Johnstown; the townships of Adams, Conemaugh, Richland, Stonycreek and West Taylor; and the broughs of Brownstown, Daisytown, Dale, East Conemaugh, Ehrenfeld, Ferndale, Franklin, Geistown, Lorain, Scalp Level, South Fork, Southmont, Summerhill and Westmont.

For the 2021-22 House session, Jim has been appointed to membership on the following five committees: Judiciary, Liquor Control, Local Government, Policy and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness. He also serves as a deputy whip under Majority Whip Rep. Donna Oberlander.

As a lifelong Johnstown resident, Jim Rigby spent more than four decades serving the community. He began by volunteering as a fireman and then served as a police officer before being named Ferndale Borough’s chief of police in 2015. A former small business owner, Jim also served on Ferndale Borough Council for 24 years (six as president) and spent 29 years working for the American Red Cross.

He intends to use his unique perspective in Harrisburg as a continuation of his decades of community service for the benefit of 71st District residents. In his varied experiences, Jim has already created jobs, balanced budgets and made difficult decisions. He also plans to focus on addressing the Commonwealth’s opioid epidemic and the issue of blighted homes.

Previously, he served as the board president for the Women’s Help Center, which assists area victims of domestic violence and their children. He also served on the Cambria County Sexual Assault Response Team.

Jim lives in Johnstown with his wife, Kathleen; Marshall the dog and Charlie the cat. Together, Jim and Kathleen have three adult children: Kayla, Kirsten and Beau.