Samuel Smith (Pennsylvania)

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Samuel Smith
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Pennsylvania State House District 66
Incumbent
In office
1987 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 27
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1978
Personal
Birthday08/10/1955
Place of birthPunxsutawney, PA
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Samuel H. Smith (b. August 10, 1955) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 66. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986. Smith was unanimously elected Speaker of the House at the start of the 2011 session.[1] He previously served as Minority Floor Leader.[2]

Smith is not running for re-election to the House in 2014.[3]

Biography

Smith earned his B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University in 1978. His professional experience includes working as a roofing contractor, as an employee for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and in Advertising Sales.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules
Joint State Government Commission
Legislative Data Processing Center

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 66. Smith defeated James Brown and Cris Dush in the Republican primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Smith Incumbent 100% 18,367
Total Votes 18,367
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Smith Incumbent 49.1% 3,150
James Brown 9% 579
Cris Dush 41.9% 2,691
Total Votes 6,420

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith won re-election to District 66 in 2010. He was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Dennis Peck and Independent Luther Yoas, Sr. in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 66
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Samuel Smith (R) 11,562 67.9%
Dennis Peck (D) 3,620 21.3%
Luther Yoas, Sr. (I) 1,844 10.8%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Smith won re-election to District 66 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 15,504 votes, defeating Democrat Samy Elmasry (7,476).[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66
Candidates Votes Percent
Sam Smith (R) Green check mark transparent.png 15,504 67.5%
Samy Elmasry (D) 7,476 32.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Samuel Smith is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Samuel Smith raised a total of $2,071,739 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[8]

Samuel Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Won $227,919
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Won $371,190
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Won $372,872
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Won $318,248
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Won $551,981
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Won $179,212
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Won $32,731
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 66 Won $17,586
Grand Total Raised $2,071,739

2012

Samuel Smith won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Samuel Smith raised a total of $227,919.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Samuel Smith (Pennsylvania)'s campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society$20,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association$15,000
Friends of Senator Don White$12,000
Obrien, Morgan K$10,000
Ppl Corp$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$227,919
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Samuel Smith won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Samuel Smith raised a total of $371,190.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Smith and his wife, Donna, have two children.

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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 66
1997–present
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