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Matt Smith: Democratic Candidate for 37th State Senate

A candidate profile of Matt Smith, who is running against Raja for Pennsylvania state senate.

General Information

Name: Matt Smith
Place of residence: Mt. Lebanon

 

College

Attended college: Yes
College: Smith graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and later from University of Duquesne Law School 

 

Employment Information

Job titles held: Attorney, Pennsylvania state representative

 

Political Information

Party affiliation: Democrat
Running for: Pennsylvania State Senate
Running for position: Pennsylvania Senator
District: 37th
Incumbent/Seat last held by: Former Sen. John Pippy
Previous elective offices: Currently serves in the state house for the 42nd legislative district. Was first elected in 2006. 

Campaign Mailing Address

P.O. Box 13445 
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

 

Campaign Manager

Name: Jake Pawlak

URLs

Website : http://www.votemattsmith.com
Twitter : @VoteMattSmith
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/VoteMattSmith?fref=ts

MaryAnn October 11, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Story on Raja?
Mike Jones (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Posted on the same day at the same time... http://chartiersvalley.patch.com/articles/d-raja-republican-candidate-for-37th-state-senate
Rich Westerfield October 15, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Matt is the most accessible public servant I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. As someone who owned a business in Mt Lebo, Matt was always available to discuss issues and took the time to actually listen to people instead of just talk at them. When we had issues to discuss with Raja, his office would follow up with an email and then nothing. If one were voting on who's the more genuine person, there's no contest, Matt wins. So it comes down to how conservative or liberal you are. I know where my votes goes, and as a registered Republican, my party loses this one.
NE12Ukid October 15, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Do not confuse with Tea Party Tom Smith!
Oren Spiegler October 15, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Sir, everything you say is accurate. I have never been a constituent of Representative Smith, but he has been extraordinarily accessible to me where Mr. Raja has been too "busy" to engage me. This registered Republican is leaning heavily toward Matt Smith for State Senate, particularly in light of the vicious campaign that has been orchestrated against him by those who seek to appeal to the worst in us.
chris johnson October 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Raja's my boy !
Shirley Dean October 26, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Here's your options people, Raja who is a reformer that isn't a career politician and who brings a fresh perspective, OR Matt Smith who is a Harrisburg politician that lied about taking a pension, voted for raising taxes on small businesses, and has voted for over 5 billion in new spending INCLUDING the Arlen Spectar Library AND funding for Jerry Sandusky's 2nd mile. YES THIS IS A VERIFIABLE FACT, MATT SMITH VOTED TO FUND JERRY SANDUSKY'S CHARITY AFTER THE ALLEGATIONS HAD BEEN MADE- Matt is too busy running for House, Senate, and being a full time attorney to read the legislation he's voting for OR he's so far in the back pockets of Education Unions that it's blinding. Please check for yourself and your own two eyes (Act 130 12/19/2011) (Capitol Budgets 2009-2011) .
Shirley Dean October 26, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Here's your options people, Raja who is a reformer that isn't a career politician and who brings a fresh perspective, OR Matt Smith who is a Harrisburg politician that lied about taking a pension, voted for raising taxes on small businesses, and has voted for over 5 billion in new spending INCLUDING the Arlen Spectar Library AND funding for Jerry Sandusky's 2nd mile. YES THIS IS A VERIFIABLE FACT, MATT SMITH VOTED TO FUND JERRY SANDUSKY'S CHARITY AFTER THE ALLEGATIONS HAD BEEN MADE- Matt is too busy running for House, Senate, and being a full time attorney to read the legislation he's voting for OR he's so far in the back pockets of Education Unions that it's blinding. Please check for yourself and your own two eyes (Act 130 12/19/2011) (Capitol Budgets 2009-2011) .

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