Jim Christiana
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Jim Christiana

Republican

American politician

Beaver, Pennsylvania
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Jim Christiana

American politician
Summary
Experience
Funding
38
Years of Age
11
Years of Experience
PAResidence (state)

James J. Christiana III (born 1983) is an American politician. He served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2009 to 2019.The great-grandson of Italian immigrants, Christiana is a fourth-generation resident of Beaver County, Pennsylvania and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Beaver High School in Beaver, Pennsylvania in 2002.He attended Washington & Jefferson College, where he played on the men's soccer team. As a college senior in 2005, Christiana became the youngest member of the Beaver Borough Council. He graduated in 2006 with a degree in political science. He also worked as a sales consultant at the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a Republican member of the Beaver Borough Council, Christiana served as the chair of the Finance Committee.In November 2008, he defeated Democratic incumbent Vince Biancucci to represent the 15th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.In April 2017, Christiana announced he was running for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, seeking to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey Jr. in 2018. Christiana ran against Berwick borough councilman Andrew Shecktor and Representative Lou Barletta. He was defeated by Barletta in the primary 63 percent to 37 percent.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
Widener University-Harrisburg Campus
JD Law
2014 - Current
Washington and Jefferson College
BA Political Science and Government
2002 - 2006

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Representative
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
2008 - 2019
Member
Beaver City Council
Former Sales Consultant
Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 19)  
Co-Founder
Big Brothers Big Sisters AmbassadorsÂ’ Council
Current
Member
Beaver County Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Board of Directors
Current
Member
First Presbyterian Church
Current
Member
Advisory Board, Pennsylvania State Beaver
Current
Member
Beaver County Big Brothers and Big Sisters Board
Current
Member
Advisory Board, Mountain State University
Current
Member
Young Men's Christian Association Caucus
Current
Chair
Beaver County Young Men's Christian Association Capital Campaign
2012
Chair
Beaver City Council's Finance Committee
Former Member
Phase 4 Board
Former Chair
Higher Education Subcommittee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Former Member
Professional Licensure Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Former Member
Commerce Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Represenatatives
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Former Member
Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Former Member
Education Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Former Member
Early Childhood Education Caucus
Former Member
State Government Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Former Member
Children and Youth Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Campaign Funding

2018
20
18
$290,753
Total Raised
$288,726
Total Spent
$2,027
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics