Fleck serves the 81st district and is a Huntingdon County native. WTAJ News spoke to people Saturday who live in the area.
"I think he is a great guy," said Ann Kunz of Huntingdon. "I was a little surprised to see the article in the paper."
Fleck is the first Republican representative in the state to openly admit he is gay; he is also the only sitting openly gay Republican state legislator in the county.
"It doesn't bother me," said Gisela Peace of Huntingdon.. "As long as he does his job his personal preferences shouldn't be a problem."
"I think everyone has the right to their own lifestyle, I have no problem with it," said Marilyn Goodsell of Huntingdon.
There were some residents in the district who were not in support of the Representatives decision to come out.
"The bible says a relationship should be between a man and a woman," said Marguerite Bambling of Huntingdon. "I don't believe in gay marriage."
Fleck has been serving the district since November 2006. Ann and Dave Kunz said they have met the State Rep before and his decision to publically acknowledge he is gay should not be a concern.
"We hope people have an open mind about it and take Mike for what he is- a caring and kind person," said Kunz.
Fleck was unavailable for public comment by Saturday nights broadcast.