Kenneth J. Smith

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Kenneth J. Smith
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 112th district
In office
January 2, 2007[1] – January 2, 2013
Preceded by Fred Belardi
Succeeded by Kevin Haggerty
Personal details
Born Scranton, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dorothy Trionfo
Children 2 children
Residence Dunmore, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Keystone College

Kenneth J. "Ken" Smith is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 112th legislative district. He was elected in 2006.[2]

Smith attended Dunmore High School and Keystone College.[3]

Prior to elective office, he owned Smith’s Restaurant in Scranton, which has been a family-owned business since 1934.[4] Smith defeated incumbent Fred Belardi in the 2006 democratic primary.[5] and easily won the general election.[2]

It was disclosed in 2008 that the restaurant property was subject to over $27,274 in delinquent school and city property taxes.[6] The restaurant was put up for tax sale in 2007, but received no bids.[6] Smith paid off the tax liens on his property by May 2008.[7] In November 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue filed a $24,762 tax lien against the restaurant, an action that Smith said was a "mistake," citing the fact that he had paid the tax bill two months prior.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2007 191ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY No. 1". LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b "2006 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Representative Ken Smith (PA)". Project Vote Smart. Project Vote Smart. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Rep. Kenneth J. Smith Biography". Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  5. ^ "2006 General Primary - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  6. ^ a b Krawczeniuk, Borys (2008-03-04). "Smith owes $27,000 in taxes". The Scranton Times Tribune (The Scranton Times Tribune). 
  7. ^ Borys, Krawczeniuk (2008-05-15). "Rep. Smith pays late tax bills". The Scranton Times Tribune (The Scranton Times Tribune). 
  8. ^ Krawczeniuk, Borys (November 19, 2009). "Rep. Smith, still behind on taxes, says latest lien was a mistake". The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania: The Scranton Times Tribune). Archived from the original on 2009-11-22. 

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