About The Candidate

Meet Christina

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.