Dominic James Costa – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 21, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Democratic Party
117 Hawthorne CourtPittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 781-8582
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Darlene

3 Children: Tina, Julie, Scott.

Birth Date: 1951

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA

Home City: Pittsburgh, PA

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Chief of Police, City of Pittsburgh, 2006

Director of Public Safety, Municipality of Penn Hills, PA, 2005

Police Commander, City of Pittsburgh, 1994-2005

Police Lieutenant, City of Pittsburgh, 1993-1994

Police Officer, Detective, Sgt., City of Pittsburgh, 1979-1993

Master Plumber, Costa Plumbing , 1970-1979.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

President, Morningside Area Community Council, 2007-present

Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2005-present

Member, Philadelphia Chief's of Police Association, 2005-present

Member, Order of The Moose, 2004-present

Guard, Sons of Italy, 2004-present

Member, Morningside VFW, 2002-present

Member, Allegheny County Sheriff's Reserve, 2007

Member, Zone Five Citizen's Council, 2003.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

President, Morningside Area Community Council, 2007-present

Apostolate Committee Chair, Saint Raphael Church, 2004-present

President, Saint Raphael School PTG, 2002-2004.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)


Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Certified Instructor, Crisis/Hostage Negotiator Instructor, Pennsylvania State Police Academy, 1993

Crisis Negotiator , Advanced Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, Federal Bureau of Investigation/Pgh Police Training Center, 1989

Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, Federal Bureau of Investigation/Police Training Center, 1989

Reg. Master Plumber, Plumbing, Mon Yough Plumbing Apprentice Program, 1975

Diploma, Penn Hills High School, 1970

Cert. Ex Development, Advanced Police Executive Development, Penn State University

Essential Management, Criminal Justice, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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