Welcome to my official website and online office for the 37th District. It is my hope that you will find this site informative and that it will work to strengthen the kind of two-way communication that is essential to our representative democracy. As always, it is a distinct honor to serve as your state Senator. If I can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to call, write or email.

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Leetsdale’s industrial revitalization could play role in Obama’s economic speech – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The tiny borough of Leetsdale will figure into the national discussion on the economy on Wednesday when President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visit. The White House did not say when or where the event would take place but…   Continue reading →

Moon Transportation Authority secures grant for Thorn Run Interchange improvements – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Moon Transportation Authority will receive a  long-needed .3 million state grant to make safety improvements to the Thorn  Run Interchange off Interstate 376, officials said. The work on the interchange, on the I-376 Business  Loop around Pittsburgh International Airport,…   Continue reading →

Pennsylvania AG at Sewickley event: Vigilance crucial with teens on social media – Sewickley Herald

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she was  shocked to read what her two sons were privately messaging after requesting  passwords to their accounts. “The text messages were ridiculous,” Kane told a  handful of parents at a social media forum…   Continue reading →

Smith: Legislator Cash Gift Ban Important First Step

HARRISBURG, April 7, 2014 – - The Senate State Government Committee today unanimously approved Senate Bill 1327, which would ban public officials and employees from accepting cash gifts. “I was pleased by the unanimous bipartisan committee support for the bill,”…   Continue reading →