Dominic Costa

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Dominic Costa
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Pennsylvania State House District 21
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
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Dominic 'Dom' Costa (b. 1951) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Costa has served as President of the Morningside Area Community Council since 2007.

Biography

Costa became a Master Plumber from the Mon Yough Plumbing Apprentice Program in 1975. He graduated from the Allegheny County Police Academy in 1978 and attended Criminal Justice studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1981. His professional experience includes working as a master plumber from 1970 to 1979, as a police officer for the City of Pittsburgh Police Department from 1979 to 2005, as the Director of Public Safety for the Municipality of Penn Hills in 2005 and as the Chief of Police for the City of Pittsburgh in 2006.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Costa served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Gaming Oversight, Democratic Vice Chair
Insurance, Democratic Vice Chair
Judiciary
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Costa served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Costa served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Dominic Costa was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Costa is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Costa ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 21. Costa ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDominic Costa Incumbent 100% 22,772
Total Votes 22,772

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Costa won re-election to District 21 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dominic Costa (D) 14,683 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Costa won election to District 21 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with 20,650 votes, defeating Independent Dan Mahon (3,695) and Green candidate Jonah McAllister-Erickson (1,891).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent
Dom Costa (D) Green check mark transparent.png 20,650 78.7%
Dan Mahon (I) 3,695 14.1%
Jonah Yon McAllister-Erickson (G) 1,891 7.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dominic Costa is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Dominic Costa raised a total of $139,929 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[7]

Dominic Costa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21 Won $57,514
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21 Won $41,506
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21 Won $40,909
Grand Total Raised $139,929

2012

Dominic Costa won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dominic Costa raised a total of $57,514.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dominic Costa's campaign in 2012
Electrical Workers Local 5$5,063
Plumbers Local 27$2,800
Western Pennsylvania Laborers$2,050
Erie Insurance$2,000
Steamfitters Local 449$1,700
Total Raised in 2012$57,514
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Costa raised $41,506 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Western Pennsylvania Laborers $3,000
Steamfitters Local 449 $2,580
Amalgamated Transit Union $2,500
Plumbers Local 27 $1,800
Operating Engineers Local 66 $1,750

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Costa and his wife, Darlene, have three children.

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 21
2009–present
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