This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
LWV League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizens Education Fund
Smart Voter logo
Allegheny County, PA November 4, 2008 Election
State Representative; District 42 Voter Information

2 Year Term. Salary: $76,163

Results as of Nov 5 12:40pm
Candidates (Vote for 1)
Click on highlighted name for additional information supplied by candidate. Contact non-highlighted candidates and encourage them to provide information for voters.

Matt Smith Click here for more information about this candidate 22,919 votes 65.4%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Rollins College, BA, 1995
  • Duquesne Univ. School of Law, 1999
  • Bethel Park High School, 1991
  • State House 2006 - present
  • reform the manner in which Harrisburg does business
  • lower property taxes
  • reform business tax structure in Pennsylvania and make Pennsylvania more competitive
Jim Blazeck Click here for more information about this candidate 12,139 votes 34.6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Engineer
  • School Director, Mt. Lebanon School District from 2001 hrough 2005
  • M.S. Computer & Systems Engineering -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering -- University of Pittsburgh
  • Indian Guides / Indian Princess Tribal Chief
  • Soccer and Baseball Volunteer Head Coach
  • Married to Alice -- 32 years, 3 children
  • Reduce Taxes -- both corporate and individual
  • Reduce Spending -- to align with reduced taxes
  • Increase Transparency -- to eliminate BonusGate type scandals

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Campaign Finance Data

Secretary of State

Nonpartisan Information

League of Women Voters

General Links

About Voting in Pennsylvania

This election is archived. Any links to sources outside of Smart Voter may no longer be active. No further links will be added to this page.
Links to sources outside of Smart Voter are provided for information only and do not imply endorsement.

Home (Ballot Lookup) || Election Links || About Smart Voter || Feedback

Created: January 24, 2009 10:49 PST
Smart Voter   <>
Copyright © League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.