Jim Costa is a Representative from California. Born in Fresno, CA, in 1952, he earned his B.A. from California State University in 1974. He was a member of the California state assembly from 1978-1994 and a member of the
California state senate from 1994-2002. He was elected to the 109th and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).