|Running for Alaska State Senate|
|Date of primary||August 19, 2014|
|Alaska House of Representatives District 20|
|January 24, 2011-Present|
|January 26, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Harvard University, 1990|
|Master's||University of Alaska Southeast, 1997|
|Place of birth||Anchorage, AK|
Costello earned her degree in Government from Harvard University and earned her Teaching Certificate/MA in Teaching from the University of Alaska Southeast. Costello's professional experience includes working as: owner of a public relations consulting business, Deputy Director of Communications for the Office of Governor Murkowski of the State of Alaska, public information officer for the Media Support Center of the Office of Governor Walter Hickel of the State of Alaska, teacher at Service High School and Juneau-Douglas High School, account executive for Bradley/Reid Communications, aide to Representative Norm Rokeberg of the Alaska House and as an instructor for Nine Star Education and Employment Services.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Costello served on the following committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Costello served on the following committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2011|
Costello's campaign website listed the following issues:
- A strong, diverse Alaska economy that is open for business.
- Excerpt: "Mia has worked hard to promote tourism and support industries and to encourage the development of our natural resources such as oil & gas, mining, timber and fishing."
- A long-term energy plan.
- Excerpt: "We should encourage exploration at a time when our oil revenues are declining so that our North Slope oil keeps working for Alaska. Mia has worked to bring our natural gas to markets and encourage viable clean energy projects."
- Government accountability.
- Excerpt: "Mia will work on a long-term fiscal plan and she will keep government small. She believes in saving for a rainy day."
- Education for all students.
- Excerpt: "Mia is an award-winning high school government teacher and has worked with disadvantaged youths who are behind in reading and writing. Mia will base education policy on “best practices” – what has been shown to garner results in our classrooms."
- Supporting our Military.
- Excerpt: "Mia’s father served in World War II and she believes in supporting military members and their families."
Costello ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 20. She defeated Tamara Von Gemmingen in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Costello won re-election in the general election.
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mia Costello Incumbent||70.6%||5,134|
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 20 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Mia Costello Incumbent||80.6%||1,820|
|Tamara Von Gemmingen||19.4%||437|
|Alaska House of Representatives District 27 General Election (2010)|
|Mia Costello (R)||3,696|
|Bob Buch (D)||2,873|
Comprehensive donor information for Costello is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Costello raised a total of $162,088 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.
|Mia Costello's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Alaska State House, District 20||$72,280|
|2010||Alaska State House, District 27||$89,808|
|Grand Total Raised||$162,088|
2012Costello won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Costello raised a total of $72,280.
|Alaska House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mia Costello's campaign in 2012|
|Alaska Laborers Local 341||$2,000|
|Anchorage Republican Womens Club||$1,250|
|Alaska Dental Society||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$72,280|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Costello won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Costello raised a total of $89,808.
|Alaska House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mia Costello's campaign in 2010|
|Alaska Republican Party||$8,500|
|Capital City Republican Women||$4,040|
|Anchorage Republican Womens Club||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$89,808|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.
- The Alaska Business Report Card - 2014 Legislative Report Card
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- The Alaska Business Report Card - 2012 Legislative Report Card
Costello and her husband, Andrew Billings, have two children.
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- Alaska State Legislature
- Alaska House of Representatives
- Alaska House Committees
- Alaska House of Representatives District 20
- Campaign website
- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Project Vote Legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Mia Costello on Twitter
- votemia.com, "Issues (Archived)," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Division of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Election Division, "Official 2012 General election results," accessed November 16, 2012
- Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 12, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Costello, Mia," accessed August 2, 2013
- StateScape, Session schedules, accessed April 30, 2012
|Alaska House of Representatives District 20
| Succeeded by|
Bob Buch (D)
|Alaska House of Representatives District 27
| Succeeded by|
Mike Hawker (R)