|Pennsylvania State House District 21|
|2009 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Costa has served as President of the Morningside Area Community Council since 2007.
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.
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 the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Gaming Oversight|
|• Tourism & Recreational Development|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Costa served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Game & Fisheries|
|• Gaming Oversight|
|• Tourism & Recreational Development|
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 Dominic Costa was unopposed in the Democratic primary and unchallenged in the general election.
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. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Dominic Costa Incumbent||100%||22,772|
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.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 21|
|Dominic Costa (D)||14,683||100.0%|
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).
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21|
|Dom Costa (D)||20,650||78.7%|
|Dan Mahon (I)||3,695||14.1%|
|Jonah Yon McAllister-Erickson (G)||1,891||7.2%|
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.
|Dominic Costa's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21||$57,514|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21||$41,506|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 21||$40,909|
|Grand Total Raised||$139,929|
2012Dominic 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|
|Steamfitters Local 449||$1,700|
|Total Raised in 2012||$57,514|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Costa raised $41,506 during the 2010 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|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|
Costa and his wife, Darlene, have three children.
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- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Costa, Dom," accessed September 11, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributors," accessed May 15, 2014
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