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Jay Costa

Senate District 43   Map
Democrat (Term Expires: 2020) serving Allegheny (part) County.

Committee Assignments

Appropriations, ex-officio
Communications & Technology
Rules & Executive Nominations , Minority Chair

Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

View my 2019-2020 session co-sponsorship memoranda

Sponsored Legislation

View my 2019-2020 session sponsored legislation


Personal History

Married Roxanne


State Senator


Jay (deceased) and Louise Costa


Community College of Allegheny County, A.S., 1977; Indiana University of PA, B.A., 1979; Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1989; att. Allegheny County Police Training Academy, 1985


mem. Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations; admitted to practice, U.S. Supreme Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; Shareholder, Principal, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote P.C., Pittsburgh; University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees; Board Member, Pittsburgh Catholic Charities Health Center; Board Member, Treasurer, Community College of Allegheny County; Board Member, Pittsburgh Ballet; Board Member, Forest Hills Community Development Corporation; Board Member, Columbus Day Parade Committee; Board Member, Italian American Sports Hall of Fame; Board Member, Mon Valley Initiative Community Investment Fund; Board Member, Duquesne University Alumni Association; Board Member, Duquesne University Law Alumni Association; Board Member, Pittsburgh CLO; Board Member, Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center; Board Member, Three Rivers Wet Weather; Life Board Member, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; Allegheny County Register of Wills, Jan. 1992 to May 1996; Member of Senate May 13, 1996 to date; Minority Caucus Chairman 2005-2008; Minority Appropriations Committee Chair 2009-2010; elected Minority Leader 2011.