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Revision as of 17:30, 20 August 2013

Matthew Smith
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 37
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2014-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania State House District 42
2007-2012
Education
Bachelor'sRollins College, 1995
J.D.Duquesne University, 1999
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Matthew H. Smith (b. September 19, 1972) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Smith served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 42 from 2007 to 2012. Smith was a volunteer in state, local, and national campaigns from 1996 to 2004. In 2003, Smith worked for the Transition Team for Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato.

Biography

Smith earned his B.A. in History from Rollins College in 1995 and his JD from Duquesne University in 1999. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and as Pro Bono Coordinator for Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, Professional Corporation.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
State Government, Minority Chair
Community, Economic & Recreational Development
Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure
Finance
Game & Fisheries
Joint Conservation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 37. Smith ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated D. Raja (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Smith 52.6% 70,883
     Republican D. Raja 47.4% 63,854
Total Votes 134,737

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith won re-election to District 42 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Republican Sue Means in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 42
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Smith (D) 15,740 59.8%
Sue Means (R) 10,591 40.2%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Smith won re-election to District 42 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 22,919 votes, defeating Republican Jim Blazeck (12,139).[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 42
Candidates Votes Percent
Matt Smith (D) Green check mark transparent.png 22,919 65.4%
Jim Blazeck (R) 12,139 34.6%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Smith received $146,626 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Smith's campaign in 2010
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$10,920
Painters & Allied Trades$7,000
Electrical Workers Local 5$5,500
Operating Engineers Local 66$5,000
Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council Of Carpenters$4,500
Total Raised in 2010 $146,626

Personal

Smith and his wife, Eileen, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Pippy (R)
Pennsylvania State Senate District 37
2012–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Thomas Stevenson (R)
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 42
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Dan Miller (D)