Lloyd Smucker

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Lloyd Smucker
Pennsylvania State Senate District 13
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Lloyd K. Smucker is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Before becoming a Senator, Smucker was a Town Supervisor for West Lampeter Township.


Smucker attended Franklin and Marshall and Lebanon Valley Colleges. His professional experience includes owning his own construction company from 1981 to 2005.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
State Government, Chair
Education, Vice Chair
Intergovernmental Operations
Labor & Industry
Local Government


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smucker served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smucker served on these committees:


Cash gift ban

In April 2014, Smucker and State Sen. Lisa Baker supported legislation to ban cash gifts for public officials and employees. The bill would prohibit public officials and employees from accepting United States or foreign currencies, money orders, checks, prepaid debit or credit cards and gift cards or certificates from lobbyists or people looking to influence public policy. “At one point the public was frustrated with the pace of reform. And now, I think they’re just appalled and demanding action,” Smucker said in an interview.[1]



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Smucker ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 13. Smucker ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Tom O'Brien (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLloyd Smucker Incumbent 55.7% 64,153
     Democratic Tom O'Brien 44.3% 50,981
Total Votes 115,134


See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Smucker was elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 13.[4]

Smucker raised $534,662 for this campaign.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png SMUCKER, LLOYD K. (R) 66,632
URDANETA, JOSE E. (D) 50,488

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lloyd Smucker is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lloyd Smucker raised a total of $957,870 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[6]

Lloyd Smucker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 13 Won $394,455
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $28,753
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 13 Won $534,662
Grand Total Raised $957,870


Lloyd Smucker won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lloyd Smucker raised a total of $394,455.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lloyd Smucker's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$83,455
Burton, Mary S$17,705
Students First$16,500
Wagman, Joseph G$10,100
Friends of Dominic Pileggi$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$394,455
Source:Follow the Money


Smucker raised $534,662 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Lloyd Smucker $216,780
Pennsylvania Republican Party $43,299
Friends of Joe Scarnati $25,000
Pennsylvania Associated Builders and Contractors $22,626
Mervin Smucker $10,000
Citizens for Pat Browne $7,500
Scott Wagner $5,000
Todd Witmer $5,000
Barry Margolis $5,000
Friends of Dominic Pileggi $5,000


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In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.


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.


Lloyd is married to Cindy Smucker. They have three children and resides in West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania.

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