Jason Altmire

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Jason Altmire (born in Kittanning, Pa., March 7, 1968), is a Democratic Congressman representing the 4th District, see Pennsylvania U.S. House election, 2006. He defeated Republican Melissa Hart in an upset, recapturing a seat held by Democrats before 1994. Rep. Altmire is a member of the moderate, pro-growth New Democrat Coalition.

A healthcare executive, Altmire worked for eight years as a staffer for Congressman Pete Peterson of Florida. (Peterson was a POW during the Vietnam War, and later became the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam.) Altmire has been very active in community activities.



  • graduate, Burrell High School
  • B.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., 1990
  • M.H.S.A., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1998

Political history

  • staff, United States Representative Pete Peterson of Florida, 1991-1996
  • professional advocate; elected as a Democrat to the 110th United States Congress (January 3, 2007-present).


  • married with two children.


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