Boosting job creation, reducing taxes and strengthening educational opportunities for the state’s young people are top priorities for Representative Jason Ortitay.
In the current legislative session, Jason serves on four House committees: Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Human Services and Urban Affairs.
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. The following year, he founded the John J. Ortitay Entrepreneur Scholarship in honor of his grandfather, which encourages high school seniors with interests in business and finance. He also created the Speaker Survivor Series, which helps raise money and promotes awareness for various charities in the region. He is a board member of the Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc.
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.
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