Boosting job creation, reforming the tax code, strengthening educational opportunities and solving local issues are top priorities for Representative Jason Ortitay.

In the current legislative session, Jason serves on four House committees: Education, Environmental Resources and Energy, Gaming Oversight, and State Government.

A native of Avella, Washington County, Jason graduated from Avella High School in 2002 and then earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University in 2004. He earned his MBA at Stetson University in Florida in 2005 and then returned to Southwestern Pennsylvania to begin his career.

Jason worked in the banking industry for more than four years and has also been active in supporting the community. In 2012, he founded Jason’s Cheesecake Company to aid local schools and other nonprofit organizations to raise money for their causes or functions. He also serves as a board member for the Heinz History Center.

Currently, Jason resides in Cecil Township, Washington County, with his wife, Amanda, and their daughter, Delaney.

The 46th Legislative District is made up of portions of Washington and Allegheny counties. In Washington County, the district includes Canton, Cecil, Mount Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and the boroughs of Burgettstown, McDonald (in both Washington and Allegheny counties) and Midway. In Allegheny County, the district includes Collier and South Fayette townships and the boroughs of Bridgeville, Heidelberg and Oakdale.