Ryan Costello

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Ryan Costello
Ryan Costello official congressional photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Jim Gerlach
Member of the Chester County Board of Commissioners
In office
February 17, 2011 – December 16, 2014
Preceded by Carol Aichele
Succeeded by Michelle Kichline
Chester County Recorder of Deeds
In office
January 7, 2008 – February 17, 2011
Preceded by Terence Farrell
Succeeded by Rick Loughery
Personal details
Born (1976-09-07) September 7, 1976 (age 41)
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Christine Costello
Children 1
Residence West Chester, Pennsylvania
Religion Presbyterian[1][2]

Ryan A. Costello (born September 7, 1976) is an American lawyer and politician from the state of Pennsylvania. From 2011 until 2015, he served on the Chester County Board of Commissioners, and as chairman from 2013 to 2015. A Republican, Costello is the representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district, having been elected in the 2014 elections to the United States House of Representatives.

Early life

Costello was born in 1976 to schoolteacher parents.[3] Costello attended Ursinus College and Villanova University School of Law.[4]

Political career

Costello served on the Board of Supervisors for East Vincent Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, for six years, serving as chairman for the last four. He was elected the Chester County recorder of deeds in 2008.[4][5] He was elected to the Chester County Board of Commissioners in 2011.[6] His fellow commissioners elected him as chairman of the commission in 2013, and reappointed in 2014.[7]

When Jim Gerlach, the Republican incumbent in Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, announced that he would not run for reelection in 2014, Costello chose to run for the Republican Party nomination.[8] He faced no primary opposition.[9]

He faced Manan Trivedi of the Democratic Party in the general election.[10] Costello defeated Trivedi, 56%–44%.[11]

Personal life

Ryan Costello and his wife and son live in West Chester, Pennsylvania.[4]


  1. "Pennsylvania-6: Ryan Costello (R)". www.nationaljournal.com. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  2. "Engagements: Thomas – Costello". Daily Local News. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  3. Profile, nationaljournal.com; accessed November 9, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello to run for Jim Gerlach's seat". Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  5. "Costello appointed Chester County Commissioner". The Unionville Times. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  6. "Chester County Republican Costello announces run for Congress". Philly.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  7. "Costello re-appointed chair of Chester County Commissioners". Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  8. "The Republican Party's rising star". Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  9. WFMZ. "6th District candidates unopposed in primary, look to November election". WFMZ. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  10. "In battle for Congress, Ryan Costello and Manan Trivedi vie for money and attention". Reading Eagle. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  11. Ryan Costello beats Manan Trivedi for 6th U.S. House Congressional seat, wfmz.com; accessed November 9, 2014.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jim Gerlach
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

January 3, 2015 – present
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Barbara Comstock
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Carlos Curbelo