Pyle is a 1986 graduate West Virginia University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He later earned a bachelor of science in secondary social studies education, graduating cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Pyle went on to teach American history and government at Ford City High School as well as Social Studies at Shannock Valley Jr./Sr. High School. Prior to his election to the house in 2004, Pyle was the Mayor of Ford City, Pennsylvania. In 2004, he took over 61% of the vote in winning his first term and was re-elected in 2006 with over 70% and again in 2008 running unopposed.
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