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Ryan Costello

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Ryan Costello
Ryan Costello.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 6
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PredecessorJim Gerlach (R)
Base salary$174,000/ year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chester County Board of Commissioners, Chair
Bachelor'sUrsinus College
J.D.Villanova School of Law
Date of birthSeptember 7, 1976
Place of birthPhoenixville, Pa.
Office website
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Ryan Costello (b. September 7, 1976, Phoenixville, Pa.) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Costello represents Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District. He was first elected in 2014.[1]


Costello graduated from Ursinus College and the Villanova School of Law. He has practiced law since 2002 with O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.[2] Costello served as chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners. He was first elected to the board in 2011. He previously served as Chester County recorder of deeds and as chair of the East Vincent Township Board of Supervisors.[2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Hill's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District
  • 2011-2015: Chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners
  • 2002: Graduated from Villanova University with a LL.B.
  • 1999: Graduated from Ursinus College with a B.A.

Prior to entering politics, Costello was a private practice lawyer.

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Costello serves on the following committees:[4]



See also: Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Costello won election to the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 6th District on November 4, 2014. Costello ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[5]

Election results

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Costello 56.3% 119,643
     Democratic Manan Trivedi 43.7% 92,901
Total Votes 212,544
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State

Young gun

Costello was added to the Republican Party’s 2014 "Young Guns" top 10 list of candidates for the House. According to the National Republican Congressional Committee, candidates were added to the list by demonstrating "their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks.”[6]


General Election
Poll Ryan Costello Manan TrivediUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
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July 15-17
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Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Costello's reports.[7]

Ryan Costello (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2014$0.00$344,450.00$(39,141.34)$305,308.66
Running totals


Costello and his wife, Christine, have a son and live in West Chester.[2]

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Preceded by
Jim Gerlach (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 6
Succeeded by