Jason Altmire is the incumbent in the 2002 -2010 Pennsylvania District 4 and running for reelection in the 2012 – 2020 Pennsylvania District 12.
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Jason Altmire Congressional Candidate Pennsylvania District 12
Congressman Jason Altmire is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represents all or parts of six counties in western Pennsylvania.
In all, Jason has authored 44 different legislative initiatives that have passed the House, 27 of which have been signed into law. Nine of those laws are related to veterans, including his bill allowing military families to qualify for the Family and Medical Leave Act, which the first expansion of FMLA since its inception in 1993. He also led the effort to guarantee bonuses for all combat wounded veterans.
As a subcommittee chairman on the Small Business Committee from 2007-2010, Jason twice passed through House legislation that expanded access to capital for small businesses. A leading fiscal conservative Democrat, Jason runs his office so efficiently that he has already returned more than $650,000 to the federal Treasury during his time in office.
After Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, Jason helped lead the high-profile mission to rescue two constituents trapped in Haiti along with the 54 orphans under their care, safely bringing the entire group to the United States.
Jason is a frequent guest on a number of national television news programs and has been profiled in a variety of national media outlets.
Voting Record: Jason is consistently recognized as one of the most independent members of Congress. A recent non-partisan study of congressional votes identified him as having a reliably centrist voting record. He is the only member of the House who has never missed a vote during the past three sessions of Congress, having cast more than 4,500 consecutive votes since being sworn-in to the House in 2007.
Background: Jason grew up in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania and attended Burrell High School, where he was a record-breaking two-sport athlete. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, where he was a member of the school’s first Sugar Bowl championship football team. He later earned a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from George Washington University.
Prior to his election to Congress in 2006, Jason spent 15 years in health care policy, working as a congressional staffer, a hospital association executive and for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Jason currently lives in the North Hills of Allegheny County with his wife, Kelly, and their two daughters.
Biography of Jason Altmire from Citizens for Altmire
Congressman Jason Altmire represents Pennsylvania’s Fourth Congressional District, which includes all or parts of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer and Westmoreland Counties. First elected in 2006, he has quickly established himself in Congress as a reliably independent voice for western Pennsylvania.
wounded veteran will received every penny of the enlistment bonuses that they have earned.
From 1991 to 1996, Jason worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Capitol Hill office of former U.S. Congressman Pete Peterson of Florida, a decorated military veteran who later became the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. Jason then went on to work for the Federation of American Hospitals and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, before being elected to Congress in 2006.