Sunday, December 3, 2017

Welcome to

Hello there, my name is Jerry Kairnes and for more than a decade I've been proud to call Cogan Station, Pennsylvania my home. I'm a Father, and I earn a living as a building materials salesman.

It turns out that I'm a pretty opinionated guy and I post regularly to my public figure Facebook page and occasionally on Twitter.

I'm pretty busy with a lots of interest but running is my favorite hobby - but I'll confess that lately it's taken a back seat to my love of ice cream sundaes.


In the Winter of 2016 I launched an independent campaign for the United States Congress. It was an incredible experience! If you'd like to learn more about my campaign, check out some of the highlights here.

My motivation for seeking elected office was out of a sense of civic duty and the belief that we all share a obligation to participate in own own governance in whatever way we are best able.

I am not today presently a candidate for any office.


I've worked with others to found the Williamsport Area Centrists, a group whose mission is to support the goals of The Centrist Project. Do you wish politicians would put the long-term interests of our country ahead of some short-term political win for their party? Do you support functioning government? How about problem solving, fiscal responsibility, economic opportunity,  social tolerance and environmental responsibility?  We meet up the 4th Thursday of every month - hope to see you there. 


We started a Ben Franklin Circle! A project whose goal is to bring people together, face-to-face, to improve ourselves and the world around us. Circles meet regularly, using Ben Franklin’s classic 13 virtues to spark discussion about members’ goals and aspirations — who they want to be, and what they want to contribute to the world.Our meet up is the 4th Tuesday of every month.


I'm working with other local supporters of Fair Districts PA's effort to change our Commonwealth's Constitution to bring an end to the practice of the political parties and the politicians choosing their own voters and instead replace it with an independent citizens' Commission.

I'm a Fair District's PA volunteer presenter too! Would your group like to learn more? Request a speaker.


I host an occasional radio talk show on WXPI 88.5 FM Williamsport called The Kairnes Weekly Political which is dedicated to discussion the issues of the day from the perspective of the independent voter.