About The Candidate
Christina is a lifelong Washington County resident having grown up in
Carroll Twp. She comes from a hard-working union family. Her father has
been a Boilermaker for over 25 years, and her late grandfathers worked as
a steel worker and a brick layer. From the time she was a young girl, she
wanted to be an attorney.
Christina graduated from Ringgold High School in 2004. She
continued her education at Temple University where she was a member of
the NCAA Division I women’s volleyball team and graduated with high
honors in 2008. She returned to Southwestern Pennsylvania to attend law
school at the University of Pittsburgh. While there, she took advantage of
opportunities that put her in the courtroom. She completed certified
internships with both the Washington and Allegheny County District
Attorney’s Offices and gained invaluable experience handling criminal
hearings, including non-jury trials, as a law student. She graduated from
Pitt in 2012 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar later that year.
Christina has dedicated her entire legal career to public service.
Currently, she serves as a Deputy District Attorney in the Somerset County
District Attorney’s Office where she is primarily responsible for prosecuting
major crimes including homicide, child abuse, sexual assault, and
domestic violence while also assisting with the overall administration of the
Previously, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steve
Leskinen in the Court of Common Pleas of Fayette County. Additionally,
she served as a prosecutor in Greene and Fayette counties. Christina has
prosecuted thousands of cases and has tried over 50 cases before juries
with a 90% conviction rate. She has put murderers, rapists, child
molesters, and domestic abusers who prey on the innocent behind bars for
decades. An outspoken supporter of law enforcement, she knows her
success would not be possible without the positive collaboration of the
dedicated officers who investigate these cases.
In addition to being a prosecutor, Christina serves as a court-
appointed guardian ad litem and child counsel representing abused and
neglected children in juvenile dependency court in Washington County.
Through that work, she has seen firsthand how prevalent addiction,
domestic violence, mental illness, and poverty are in Washington County.
In 2021, she was honored by the Court and her colleagues for her
advocacy and dedication to her child clients in dependency court.
Christina is running for District Attorney because she wants to
continue serving the public as she has done throughout her entire career,
and she wants to work with law enforcement and community leaders to
make our county a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. If elected,
she would be the first woman in county history to hold the position and will
diligently and humbly serve her home county.
She is an active member of the Washington County Bar Association
and Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and has served on various
boards. She currently resides in Washington with her husband, Jeff, and
their three rescue cats.