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Smith joined the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives]] in 1987.  He has served in that position since, representing the 66th District.  He currently serves as [[State House Minority Floor Leader|Minority Floor Leader]], but in the 2011 session he will serve as [[State Speaker of the House|Speaker of the House]].<ref>[http://www.paindependent.com/todays_news/detail/republican-caucus-chooses-smith-turzai-saylor-as-new-house-leaders "Republican Caucus Chooses Smith, Turzai, Saylor as New House Leaders," ''Pennsylvania Independent'', November 9, 2010]</ref>
 
Smith joined the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives]] in 1987.  He has served in that position since, representing the 66th District.  He currently serves as [[State House Minority Floor Leader|Minority Floor Leader]], but in the 2011 session he will serve as [[State Speaker of the House|Speaker of the House]].<ref>[http://www.paindependent.com/todays_news/detail/republican-caucus-chooses-smith-turzai-saylor-as-new-house-leaders "Republican Caucus Chooses Smith, Turzai, Saylor as New House Leaders," ''Pennsylvania Independent'', November 9, 2010]</ref>
  
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==Committee assignments==
  
 
* [[Rules Committee, Pennsylvania House]]
 
* [[Rules Committee, Pennsylvania House]]

Revision as of 00:57, 17 February 2011

Samuel Smith
Pennsylvania State House District 66
Incumbent
Assumed office
1997
Current term ends
2012
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Official website
Samuel Smith (b. August 10, 1955) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 66. Smith was unanimously elected Speaker of the House at the start of the 2011 session.[1]

Smith earned his BA in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University in 1978. He has worked in the following positions: Roofing Contractor, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue employee, and Advertising Sales.

Smith joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1987. He has served in that position since, representing the 66th District. He currently serves as Minority Floor Leader, but in the 2011 session he will serve as Speaker of the House.[2]

Committee assignments

Elections

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith won re-election to the 66th District Seat 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.[3]

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

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

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%

Personal life

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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