Sam Smith
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Speaker Samuel H. Smith is currently serving his 14th term in the Pennsylvania House as one of its most tenured members. He is currently serving his second term as Speaker. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as a member of House leadership for 10 years. In 2000 his colleagues elected him Majority Whip, and from 2003 to 2010, Sam served as the leader of the Republican Caucus.  In his capacity as Speaker, Sam presides over House sessions, maintains order on the House floor and protects the parliamentary rights of members during voting sessions.  In addition, the Speaker appoints committee chairmen, assigns bills to committees, and signs all passed bills and joint resolutions.   First elected in 1986, Sam has never lost sight of the issues important to rural citizens and he continues to be a strong advocate for this group of hard-working Pennsylvanians.  He was born and raised in Punxsutawney and represents all of Jefferson County and portions of Indiana and Armstrong counties.  Sam is the only House Speaker born and raised...
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RLGA Issues Support for Tate Reeves for Lieutenant Governor

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. (December 18, 2014) – Today on behalf of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) Republican State Leadership Committee President Matt Walter issued the following statement of support for Tate Reeves’ re-election and applauded his national leadership.  “Following a record-breaking tenure as RLGA Chairman, we are proud to stand with...

RLCC Announces Texas Speaker Joe Straus as 2015 Vice-Chair

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
(December 17, 2014) Washington, DC – Today Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Matt Walter, on behalf of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), announced that Texas Speaker Joe Straus will serve as RLCC Vice Chairman in 2015 and Chairman in 2016.  As previously announced, Straus will serve with the...

The RSLC's Winners & Losers of 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
WINNERS 2016 Republican Presidential NomineeRepublican state legislative victories offer new paths to capture 270 electoral votes in Obama blue states. New Majorities in Bush 43 red states: Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire Expanded GOP supermajorities: Virginia, Florida, North Carolina Expanded GOP majorities in potential midwest target states won by Obama: Iowa, Wisconsin,...

President's Perspective - 2014 Highlights & Accomplishments

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
by Matt Walter Election Day 2014 brought great success and progress for Republicans nationwide, but it is at the state level where Republicans set all-time records. Republicans won more seats than ever before because voters demanded a new, open, innovative future and rejected the top-down, broken system coming from Obama’s...

Commentary by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: Good tax policy starts with listening to taxpayers

Monday, December 15, 2014
The Journal Times by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
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