Jim Christiana

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Jim Christiana
Rep Jim Christiana.jpg
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) single[3]
Residence Center Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College[3]
Profession automotive sales consultant
Religion Presbyterian[3]
Website http://www.repchristiana.com/

James J. "Jim" Christiana III (born 1983) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[4]

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.[3][5] He graduated from Beaver High School in Beaver, Pennsylvania in 2002.[5]

He attended Washington & Jefferson College, where he played on the men's soccer team.[5][6] As a college senior in 2005, Christiana became the youngest member of the Beaver Borough Council.[7] He graduated in 2006 with a degree in political science.[5] He also worked as a sales consultant at the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[5] 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.[5][7]

In November 2008, he defeated Democratic incumbent Vince Biancucci to represent the 15th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[8]

Electoral history[edit]

15th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Year Republican Votes Pct Democrat Votes Pct
2008[8] Jim Christiana 15,134 51.5 Vince Biancucci 14,280 48.5%

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2009 - 193D OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2009-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Jim Christiana (Republican)". Official House of Representatives Profile. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Representative Jim Christiana (PA)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  4. ^ http://www.house.state.pa.us/BMC/Bios/PDF/1165.PDF
  5. ^ a b c d e f "About Me". Official Legislative Biography. Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Wash. and Jeff. Game-by-Game Statistics (as of Nov 11, 2002)". Washington and Jefferson. November 11, 2002. Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  7. ^ a b Trifaro, Emily (Spring 2009). "Climbing the Political Ladder: W&J's Rising Young Politicians" (PDF). Washington and Jefferson College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  8. ^ a b "2008 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State.