Paul Costa

Inside Biography

Paul Costa is an American politician. From 1999 to 2018, he served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and represented the 34th District.

How Old is Paul Costa?

Paul Costa was born on October 11, 1959, one of six children, to Jay Costa, Sr., and Louise Costa. The 60-year-old was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he attended the local Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill.

He went on to attend the Community College of Allegheny County, where he got his a s sociate degree in 1988. He got his Bachelor in Science degree in Accounting from Point Park University in 1994.

Brother of Jay Costa

Among his five siblings, Paul's older brother, Jay Costa, Jr. (born on November 17, 1957), is also a politician.

Paul Costa's brother, Jay Costa SOURCE: Ballotpedia

He has served on the Pennsylvania State Senate since 1996 -- and represents the 43rd District.   


Costa served work in the Allegheny County Prothonotary's office for two over decades -- ending his tenure as the Deputy Prothonotary. 

He also served on the board of commissioners for Wilkins Township for three years -- including a year as the board president. 

During his tenure as a legislator, Costa sat on committees discussing matters relating to Appropriations, Gaming, Policy, Rules, Liquor Control, Tourism and Transportation, among others.  

He also served on the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Board of Fellows, Point Park University Board of Trustees, and Eastern Area Adult Services.

 In 2011, Costa was elected by his peers to serve on the Allegheny County Delegation Chair -- a post he held for two years before being appointed the Chairman of the Liquor Control Committee in 2013. Under his leadership, the county saw reformations to alcohol laws like beer and wine modernization and consumer convenience.

An alturist at heart, Costa endorses such humanitarian bills as animals safety, military veteran welfare, and legislation that generates funds for non-profit organizations. 

Is Paul Costa Married?

As of this writing, Paul Costa is married to Kathleen Gallant Costa. They have three children together: sons Michael Costa and Dante Costa, and daughter Maria Costa.   

Costa is listed as residing in Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with his family. 

What is the Net Worth of Paul Costa?

Paul Costa is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million. Costa is a politician who has worked for two decades as the State Representative for the 34th district in Allegheny County from 1999 to 2018.

Paul Costa SOURCE: Ballotpedia

Prior to that, he worked in the Allegheny County Prothonotary's office for over two decades and  Wilkins Township board of commissioners for 3 years.        

by shrijan, 17 Jul, 2020

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