Billy Smith

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Billy Smith
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 164
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Lansdowne Pennsylvania Borough Councilperson
2009-2011
Education
Bachelor'sTemple University, 1996
J.D.University of New Hampshire Law School, 1999
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Billy Smith was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 164 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Smith served as a Lansdowne Pennsylvania Borough Councilperson from 2009 to 2011.[1]

Biography

Smith earned his B.A. in Journalism, Minor in Political Science from Temple University in 1996 and his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Law School in 1999. His professional experience includes working as an Assistant District Attorney for Philadelphia County from 1999 to 2004.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Smith's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Fighting the Tom Corbett Agenda

  • Excerpt: "In Harrisburg, Billy Smith will fight tooth and nail to fully fund our public schools and protect women's reproductive rights."

Women’s Rights

  • Excerpt: "Billy will fight against the extremist attacks against women’s reproductive rights lodged by Republicans and misguided Democrats alike. He will not stand idly by while a woman’s rights to make her own healthcare decisions are being threatened. Billy will fight to defend women’s access to family planning and birth control and fight against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood."

Increasing the Minimum Wage

  • Excerpt: "When elected, Billy will work with Democrats and Republicans alike to help those in the Commonwealth who struggle to put food on their tables and provide for their families."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Billy will fight to make sure every Pennsylvanian can get a good paying job and support their family. We'll accomplish this by promoting opportunity zones in the district. This will bring small businesses and good paying jobs into the 164th district."

Education

  • Excerpt: "We need to stand up and protect our children’s access to quality, fully funded public education. We also need to make sure that schools remain safe environments for learning and social development for the ultimate good of all Pennsylvanians."
  • Excerpt: "We also owe it to good students that they have access to higher education. That’s why Billy supports expanding merit and need based scholarships for qualified students in Pennsylvania for the good of all Pennsylvanians."

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Margo Davidson defeated Billy Smith and Dafan Zhang in the Democratic primary, while Saud Siddiqui was unopposed in the Republican primary. Davidson and Siddiqui will face off in the general election.[3][4]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Smith's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • Brian Sims (Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 182nd district)
  • Former State Rep. Bryan Lentz
  • Former Lansdowne Mayor Jayne Young
  • Current Lansdowne Mayor Tony Campuzano
  • Upper Darby Democratic Committee Chairman Ed Bradley
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)
  • Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams
  • Planned Parenthood PA PAC
  • Liberty City Democratic Club
  • Keystone Progress

Personal

Smith and his wife, Abbi, have two children.[1]

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