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Samuel Smith (Pennsylvania)

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Samuel Smith
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Pennsylvania State House District 66
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary79,613/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
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 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, and served as Minority Floor Leader before his election to Speaker of the House.[2]

Committee assignments

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 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. [3][4]

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 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.[5]

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 re-election to the 66th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 15,504 votes, defeating Democrat Samy Elmasry (7,476).[6]

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

2012

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2010

In 2010, Smith received $371,190 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


Personal

Smith and his wife, Donna, have two children.

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