Mark Smith (Pennsylvania)

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Mark Smith
Current candidacy
Running for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Bradford County Commissioner
In office
High schoolAthens Area High School (1996)
Date of birthApril 19, 1978
ProfessionBradford County Commissioner
Office website
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Mark Smith was a Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in the 2014 elections.


Smith is a Bradford County Commissioner. He became the youngest chair of the commission in 2008 at the age of 29. Prior to entering politics, Smith was an industrial design engineer.[1]

Smith is also a musician. He played guitar in the Christian rock band One Floor Away until March 2013 when he was kicked out for supporting same-sex marriage.[2]



See also: Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Smith ran for election to the office of Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor but faild to win the Democratic nomination in the primary.[3]

Upon announcing his campaign Smith stated, "The next lieutenant governor must be more than just a placeholder. Pennsylvania needs a lieutenant governor to engage with citizens and local governments across the state to seek solutions to our most pressing issues. As lieutenant governor, I will work relentlessly as a public advocate to give a voice to those people and communities that are all too often left behind by the bureaucracy in Harrisburg."[3]


Smith lost the primary to Mike Stack.

Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Stack 46.8% 351,627
Mark Critz 15.9% 119,334
Mark Smith 14.6% 109,519
Brad Koplinski 11.9% 89,524
Brandon Neuman 10.8% 81,438
Total Votes 751,442
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.


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