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Hon. Jay Costa Jr. JD

Jay CostaTreasurer, CCAC Board of Trustees
Chair: Finance, Audit & Facilities Committee

The Honorable Jay Costa, JD is a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the 43rd district, which encompasses the townships of Penn Hills and Wilkins; the boroughs of Baldwin, Braddock Hills, Chalfant, Churchill, Edgewood, Forest Hills, Homestead, Munhall, Swissvale, Verona, West Homestead, West Mifflin and Whitaker; and the City of Pittsburgh's 7th, 15th, 16th, 29th and 31st wards as well as portions of the 4th, 14th and 17th wards. He is a shareholder in Grogan Graffam, P.C. Costa formerly served as Register of Wills and Deputy Sheriff in Allegheny County and is a former adjunct professor with the Community College of Allegheny County.

Costa now serves as Pennsylvania State Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman. He is a member of the Community, Economic & Recreational Development, Public Health & Welfare and Policy committees and has garnered appointments to the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee, Pennsylvania Community Bank Operations Committee, Public Employee Retirement Commission, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and the Industrial Resource Center Strategic Advisory Board. He is a former member of the select Senate Committee that investigated the operation and management of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Costa is a member of the boards of the University of Pittsburgh, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Neighborhood Legal Services, the Pittsburgh Ballet and the 3 Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.