Matthew H. Smith
|Matthew H. Smith|
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 37th district
January 1, 2013 – June 2015
|Preceded by||John Pippy|
|Constituency||Part of Allegheny and Washington Counties|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 42nd district
January 2, 2007 – December 8, 2012
|Preceded by||Thomas Stevenson|
|Succeeded by||Dan Miller|
|Constituency||Part of Allegheny County|
September 19, 1972 |
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
|Residence||Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania|
|Alma mater||Rollins College
Duquesne Law School
Matthew Hayden "Matt" Smith (born September 19, 1972 in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania) is an American politician. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the 37th district from January 2013 until June 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he also served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012. He was elected to the State Senate in the 2012 election.
Smith is the son of James and Janice Smith who also were born and raised in the Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Smith is a graduate of Rollins College at Winter Park, Florida with a degree in history. He graduated from the Duquesne University School of Law with honors in 1999. He lives in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania with his wife, Eileen Smith. Prior to elective office, Smith worked for Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C.
Pennsylvania Senate minority leader Jay Costa announced in May 2015 that Smith would be stepping down from the Senate, effective in June 2015, to become President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. At that point, no plans had been announced to fill the seat.
|2006||Mark Harris||11,795||41.6%||Matt Smith||16,568||58.4%|
|2008||Jim Blazeck||12,139||34.6%||Matt Smith||22,919||65.4%|
|2010||Sue Means||10,591||40.2%||Matt Smith||15,740||59.8%|
|2012||D. Raja||59,626||47.3%||Matt Smith||66,467||52.7%|
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