|Pennsylvania State House District 34|
|1999 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||15|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Point Park University, 1994|
|Associate's||Community College of Allegheny County|
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.
Costa attended the Allegheny County Local Government Academy. He earned his A.G.S. from the Community College of Allegheny County in 1988 and his B.A. in Accounting from Point Park University in 1994. His professional experience includes working as Deputy in Charge of Family Division for the Allegheny County Prothonotary's Office from 1978 to 1998 and for Aramark as a Level Supervisor from 1992 to 1999.
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|
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Paul Costa is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
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 District 34 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%|
Comprehensive donor information for Paul Costa is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Paul Costa raised a total of $267,381 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 11, 2013.
|Paul Costa's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34||$40,564|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34||$51,109|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34||$22,925|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34||$24,400|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34||$33,739|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34||$20,089|
|2000||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34||$23,325|
|1998||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34||$51,230|
|Grand Total Raised||$267,381|
2012Paul Costa won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Paul Costa raised a total of $40,564.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Costa's campaign in 2012|
|Electrical Workers Local 5||$5,214|
|Fetterman, John K||$2,500|
|Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists||$1,500|
|Steamfitters Local 449||$1,300|
|Total Raised in 2012||$40,564|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Paul Costa won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Paul Costa raised a total of $51,109.
|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|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Costa and his wife, Kathleen, have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Paul + Costa + Pennsylvania + House"
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- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Pennsylvania Department of State, “2014 Unofficial Candidate Listing,” accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Costa, Paul" Accessed September 11, 2013
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