Jason Altmire, a 1990 graduate of the College of Social Sciences, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006. During his time in Congress, Jason worked hard to tackle the issues that are important to the hard-working people of western Pennsylvania, including veterans, health care, and small business issues. As a member of Congress, Jason served as a Super Delegate at the Democratic National Convention in August. Super Delegates are chosen by the Democratic National Committee due to their status within the committee and are often current or former party leaders and elected officials.
After graduating from Florida State University, Jason moved to Washington, D.C. where he spent five years a a legislative assistant to Congressman Pete Peterson of Florida. During this time, he also attended The George Washington University and obtained a Master's Degree in Health Administration. After leaving the Hill in 1996, Jason joined the Federation of American Hospitals. Two years later, he made the decision to return to his roots in western Pennsylvania where he joined the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and worked as the Acting Vice President of Government Relations and Community Health Services until his resignation in 2005 when he decided to run for Congress. After leaving Congress in 2013, Jason joined Florida Blue, the Sunshine State's Blue Cross and Blue Shield operation, as senior vice president for public policy, government and community affairs.
Jason currently lives in Jacksonville with his wife Kelly and their two daughters.