|Pennsylvania State Senate, District 37|
|January 1, 2013-Present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Pennsylvania State House District 42|
|Bachelor's||Rollins College, 1995|
|J.D.||Duquesne University, 1999|
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.
Smith earned his B.A. in History from Rollins College in 1995 and his J.D. 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.
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|
|• Game & Fisheries|
|• Joint Conservation|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture & Rural Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Labor Relations|
|• Urban Affairs|
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.
|Pennsylvania State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2012|
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.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 42|
|Matthew Smith (D)||15,740||59.8%|
|Sue Means (R)||10,591||40.2%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 42|
|Matt Smith (D)||22,919||65.4%|
|Jim Blazeck (R)||12,139||34.6%|
Comprehensive donor information for Matthew Smith is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Matthew Smith raised a total of $1,742,674 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.
|Matthew Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania State Senate, District 37||$939,611|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 42||$146,626|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 42||$233,936|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 42||$422,501|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,742,674|
2012Matthew Smith won election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Matthew Smith raised a total of $939,611.
|Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Matthew Smith's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||$105,250|
|Jay Costa For State Senate||$103,500|
|Pennsylvania Democratic Party||$45,688|
|International Union of Operating Engineers 66||$35,000|
|Pennsylvania State Education Association||$35,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$939,611|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Matthew Smith won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Matthew Smith raised a total of $146,626.
|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|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Smith and his wife, Eileen, have three children.
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- Matthew Smith's official campaign website
- Pennsylvania State Senate - Sen. Matthew Smith
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012 Senate, 2012 House, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- followthemoney.org, "Smith, Matt" Accessed September 9, 2013
John Pippy (R)
|Pennsylvania State Senate District 37
| Succeeded by|
Thomas Stevenson (R)
|Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 42
| Succeeded by|
Dan Miller (D)