Hello! I’m Patty Smith and I’ve lived in Dauphin County my entire life.
I am a Dauphin County native who has lived in Dauphin County for all but 2 years of my life. My family has owned and operated a local small business here since my grandfather started it in 1956. I have been married to my husband Brad for 20 years (together for 25!), have 2 Weimaraners – Baxter and Bailey and love to travel and scuba dive.
I am a Certified Public Manager from Millersville University, a Government Watchdog, Certified Grant Writer and PennDot Roads Scholar who has focused my career on helping the community and improving local government. Over my career, I have worked with private businesses, non-profits and spent over a decade in local and state government management, managing multi-million dollar government projects and departments.
I volunteer my time in my community, promoting smart land use, traffic solutions, government cooperation, transparency and accountability. I volunteer for the Middle Paxton Lions Club, the Humane Society, local Food Banks, animal rescues and work with community members who need guidance on fighting or promoting local ordinances, projects and zoning changes within their municipality, just to name a few.
I work with Eric Epstein at Rock the Capital, a government watchdog group fighting and exposing government corruption and waste on the local and state levels. As a result of my watchdog work, I have been harassed, threatened and the subject of attempted intimidation efforts, but I have never wavered, backed down or turned a blind eye to the corruption I have witnessed. I will always fight for what is right, always.
Having grown up in a family of hunters and being a gun owner myself, I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
When elected, I will continue to fight for a transparent government, work to expand whistleblower protection and to make it easier for constituents to report issues they see. I will fight for our children’s public education, for our environment, for access to affordable health care for all residents, for our workers and the unions that protect them and for equality under the law for all citizens. I believe the people of Pennsylvania pay too many taxes and will work to reprioritize how the government spends the money it already has.
Pennsylvania has been ruled by corrupt public officials and the special interests for far too long, I’m ready to take my experience as a community advocate and government watchdog to the House of Representatives to fight for you.
Notice re. Brad Koplinski: As soon as I learned of the allegations against him, my campaign immediately and completely ceased association with and Penn Blue Strategies. We were saddened to learn of these allegations and stand firmly against any activities that would exploit children. Integrity, transparency and fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves is essential to our campaign and to my candidacy for the PA-104th.