Jim Christiana

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Jim Christiana
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Christiana official legislative portrait
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 15th district
Assumed office
January 6, 2009[1]
Preceded by Vince Biancucci
Constituency Part of Beaver County.[2]
Personal details
Born 1983
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jayanne (m. 2012)[3]
Residence Center Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College[4]
Profession automotive sales consultant
Religion Presbyterian[4]
Website http://www.repchristiana.com/

James J. "Jim" Christiana III (born 1983) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[5]

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.[4][6] He graduated from Beaver High School in Beaver, Pennsylvania in 2002.[6]

He attended Washington & Jefferson College, where he played on the men's soccer team.[6][7] As a college senior in 2005, Christiana became the youngest member of the Beaver Borough Council.[8] He graduated in 2006 with a degree in political science.[6] He also worked as a sales consultant at the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[6] As a Republican member of the Beaver Borough Council, Christiana served as the chair of the Finance Committee, where he helped build a budget surplus and delivered a reduction in the borough's property tax.[6][8]

In November 2008, he defeated Democratic incumbent Vince Biancucci to represent the 15th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[9]

In April 2017, Christina announced he was running for the U.S. Senate against the incumbent Democrat Robert Casey.[10]

Electoral history[edit]

15th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Year Republican Votes Pct Democrat Votes Pct
2008[9] Jim Christiana 15,134 51.5 Vince Biancucci 14,280 48.5
2010[11] Jim Christiana 13,308 62.3 Frank Bovalino 8,062 37.7
2012[12] Jim Christiana 17,473 61.1 Robert Williams 11,144 38.9
2014[13] Jim Christiana 12,585 69.4 Paul Cain 5,545 30.6
2016[14] Jim Christiana 18,368 63.1 Michael Rossi 10,759 36.9

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