|Pennsylvania State House District 34|
|1999 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Point Park University, 1994|
Costa attended Allegheny County Local Government Academy. He went on to receive his AGS from the Community College of Allegheny County in 1988. He then earned his BA in Accounting from Point Park University in 1994.
Costa worked as Deputy in Charge of Family Division for the Allegheny County Prothonotary's Office from 1978 to 1998. He also worked for Aramark as a Level Supervisor from 1992 to 1999.
Costa has served as President of the Wilkins Township Board of Commissioners. In 1992, he was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He then served as Commissioner of the Wilkins Township Board of Commissioners from 1996 to 1999. He has also served as Vice Chair of the Wilkins Township Democratic Committee since 1992. Cost joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1999. He has served in that position since, representing the 34th District.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Costa served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Gaming Oversight|
|• Liquor Control|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Costa served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Liquor Control|
|• Tourism & Recreational Development|
Costa ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 34. Costa ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Paul Costa Incumbent||100%||23,511|
Costa won re-election to the 18th District Seat in 2010. He defeated Richard Dodaro in the primary election, receiving 6,104 votes while Dodaro received 2,132. Costa was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 34|
|Paul Costa (D)||15,466||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34|
|Paul Costa (D)||25,137||100.0%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Costa received $51,109 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Costa's campaign in 2010|
|Jay Costa For State Senate||$7,650|
|Logan For Senate||$5,000|
|Doyle For Congress Cmte||$5,000|
|Cmte To Elect State Representative Bill Keller||$2,000|
|Pennsylvania Amusement & Music Machine Association||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$51,109|
Costa and his wife, Kathleen, have three children.
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- Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including a Jacobean Incest Melodrama - LA Weekly (blog)
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- Cleveland man's DNA doesn't turn up elsewhere - Pioneer Press
- Dairy Companies Nationwide Oppose New Farm Bill Restrictions - Wall Street Journal (press release)
- Time to enforce Internet sale tax that is on books - Contra Costa Times
- Internet Gambling Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania - PokerNews.com
- CHARLOTTE MAYOR JOINS CABINET -- LIFE LESSON from Gio Gonzalez ... - Politico (blog)
- NRA money and power influenced Senate gun vote - Contra Costa Times
- Gli idioti di Twitter - Il Foglio (Abbonamento)
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Paul Costa
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- ↑ 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- ↑ Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 donations
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