Democrat (Term Expires: 2024) serving Allegheny (part) County.
Rules & Executive Nominations
View my 2021-2022 session co-sponsorship memoranda
View my 2021-2022 session sponsored legislation
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.