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Tom Smith (Pennsylvania politician)

Pennsylvania politician, farmer and businessman from the United States

Thomas Joel "Tom" Smith (October 20, 1947 – October 17, 2015) was an American Republican politician, farmer and businessman.

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Personal details
Thomas Joel Smith

(1947-10-20)October 20, 1947
Kittanning, Pennsylvania,
DiedOctober 17, 2015(2015-10-17) (aged 67)
Shelocta, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic Party (Before 2011)
Republican Party
Spouse(s)Saundy Smith
CommitteesPlumcreek Township Board, Indiana Armstrong Patriots
WebsiteCampaign website at the Internet Archive

Political careerEdit

He was first a Democrat for four years before becoming a politician. Smith switched parties in 2011 and ran for the United States Senate in 2012 as a Republican,[1] losing to the current Democratic Senator Bob Casey, Jr..


Smith died at his home in Shelocta, Pennsylvania, aged 67.[2]


  1. "Tom Smith: Former Democratic Committeeman".
  2. Associated Press (18 October 2015). "Tom Smith, conservative who ran for US Senate, dies at 67". Washington Times.