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Pennsylvania State Senate

Matthew H Smith



Session Office Position District Party
2013 37 Democrat
2014 37 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny, Washington


09/19/1972 -

Matthew Hayden "Matt" Smith  (D-37) Parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties

Early Life:

Matthew Hayden "Matt" Smith (D-37), born September 19, 1972, in Bethel Park, Pa.; son of Janice and the late James Smith; Bethel Park High School, 1991; Rollins College (B.A.), history, 1995; Duquesne University School of Law (J.D.), 1999; married Eileen; three children.

Early Career:

Attorney and Senior Professional in Human Resources, Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships.

Member: Allegheny County/Pennsylvania /American Bar Associations; board member: Allegheny County Airport Authority, Women & Girls Foundation, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Senator John Heinz Historical Center;


Awards: Outreach Teen & Family Services Gala Honoree-2012, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pennsylvania  Government Award-2011, Pittsburgh Magazine & P.U.M.P. 40 Under 40 Winner-2010, Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Patron of the Arts Award.-2010, Allegheny County Library Association  State Elected Official of the Year Award -2007;

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2007, 2009 and 2011 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (2012); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2012)

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania Senate 2012; minority chair: State Government Committee; resigned his seat June 21, 2015 to become President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Pa. House of Representatives Biography:



Phillips, S. (Ed.). (2013). The Pennsylvania manual, 121. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-21.