Jim Christiana

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Jim Christiana
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Pennsylvania State House District 15
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWashington and Jefferson College
Personal
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Christiana is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Christiana has served on the Beaver City Council.

Biography

Christiana earned his bachelor's degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 2006. His professional experience includes working for Mercedes-Benz.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Education
Environmental Resources & Energy
Professional Licensure
Rules
Legislative Budget and Finance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Christiana served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Christiana served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Jim Christiana was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Paul Cain was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Christiana defeated Cain in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Christiana ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 15. Christiana ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and was defeated Robert Williams (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Christiana Incumbent 61.1% 17,473
     Democratic Robert Williams 38.9% 11,144
Total Votes 28,617

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Christiana won re-election to District 15 in 2010. He had was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Frank Bovalino in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 15
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Christiana (R) 13,308 62.3%
Frank Bovalino (D) 8,062 37.7%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Christiana won re-election to District 15 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with 15,167 votes, defeating Democrat Vincent Biancucci (14,309).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 15
Candidates Votes Percent
Jim Christiana (R) Green check mark transparent.png 15,167 51.5%
Vincent A. Biancucci (D) Green check mark transparent.png 14,309 48.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jim Christiana is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Jim Christiana raised a total of $679,812 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.[7]

Jim Christiana's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 15 Won $309,561
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 15 Won $173,149
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 15 Won $197,102
Grand Total Raised $679,812

2012

Jim Christiana won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jim Christiana raised a total of $309,561.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Christiana's campaign in 2012
Students First$132,500
Fighting Chance Pennsylvania$25,000
Guerra, Michael$10,000
Barensfeld, David E$5,000
Freidhoff, Kurt$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$309,561
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Christiana raised $173,149 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Pennsylvania $74,000
Keystone Leaders Pac $10,000
Barensfeld, David E $5,000
Friends Of John Pippy $4,000
Consol Energy $4,000

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 was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • 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

Christiana is married to Jayann Freidhoff Christiana.

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