About Us


CHAIRMAN: Jim Christiana

Jim is the former State Representative of the 15th Legislative District in Beaver County. As a college student at Washington & Jefferson College, Jim became the youngest member of the Beaver Borough Council ever elected. Jim graduated from W&J in 2006 with a degree in Political Science, and then he was elected as a State Representative in November 2008 at 25 years old. Jim served in the House for 10 years before following through with his self-mandated term limit, which ended in 2018. Jim is most proud of his work with the School at McGuire Memorial, for which he was able to secure the designation of “Approved Private School,” enabling them to continue bussing local students, rather than transporting them to Pittsburgh. He was fundamental in creating the PennWATCH and SchoolWATCH programs, which made the spending of state government and schools available to the public. Jim was also largely involved with the legislation that ultimately brought the Shell Cracker Plant to Beaver County. While in office, Jim also attended night classes and completed his law degree from Widener University in 2018.

After leaving the House, Jim became the Chairman of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, and he started his own business, as a Founding Partner for M:7 Agency, a Marketing & PR Firm dedicated to challenging the status-quo. In their first year of business, M:7 has worked with 30 clients across 8 industries, won four Campaigns & Elections’ Reed Awards and three Pollie Awards for their political marketing work, including “Best 60 Second Campaign Commercial” in the nation. Jim and his wife, Jayann, reside in Brighton Township with their 4 year-old son, Nolan, and 1 year-old daughter, Andi.

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SECRETARY: Kathy Eckelberger

TREASURER: Lindsay Courteau

The Republican Committee of Beaver County Believes

  • Our Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Are Given by The Creator and Cannot Be Granted or Taken Away
  • Self-Government Begins with Ourselves First, then Family, Community, State & Nation
  • Government’s First Concern Is the Welfare and Protection of the American People and Their Sovereign Right of Self-Rule 
  • A Strong National Defense Ensures America Remains Safe so Democracy Can Flourish throughout the World
  • Citizens Have a Right to Their Own Hard-Earned Money through Fiscal Responsibility, Low Taxes and Limited Government
  • Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise Have Brought, and Will Continue to Bring, Our Nation Opportunity, Economic Growth and Prosperity 
  • The Unborn Child Is a Human Being from Conception and Is Entitled to the Full Protection of the Law
  • Our Citizens’ Right to Keep and Bear Arms Are Guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution
  • The Legitimate Powers of the United States Are Rooted in the Consent of the American People
    • The Courts Must Interpret Laws as Written by Congress
    • Executive Agencies Must Not Be Allowed to Rewrite Laws to Suit Administrative Priorities, and
    •  Foreign Laws and Precedents Must Not Be Used to interpret Our Constitution 
  • The Rule of Law, Foundational to Our Republic and Representative Government, Properly Preserves the Power of the People to Govern, and Protects the Inalienable Rights of the People as Affirmed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America
  • The Republican Party Is the Best Vehicle for Assuring these Ideals Remain the Positive and Successful Principles and Underpinnings of Our Representative Republic

Approved by RCBC Executive Committee: June 21, 2017