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Revision as of 16:57, 11 September 2013

Paul Costa
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Pennsylvania State House District 34
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sCommunity College of Allegheny County
Bachelor'sPoint Park University, 1994
Personal
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paul Costa is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

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.

Biography

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.

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 these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

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. [1][2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Costa Incumbent 100% 23,511
Total Votes 23,511

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 34
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Costa (D) 15,466 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Costa won re-election to District 34 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, receiving 25,137 votes while running unopposed.[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 34
Candidates Votes Percent
Paul Costa (D) Green check mark transparent.png 25,137 100.0%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Costa received $51,109 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

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

Personal

Costa and his wife, Kathleen, have three children.

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