About Matt Smith

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For the past 21 years I have gained knowledge and experience in several trades, business, and economics solely in the private sector of south central PA, for others and with my own businesses.


As a life long proponent of school choice and elimination of property taxes with fiscal responsibility, I received my high school diploma from York County (charter) High School in 2005. That choice allowed me to begin my professional career in automotive the year prior, and take a position co-operating a full-service repair garage. While running a side construction business and taking foster/custody of two teenage siblings the year before; in 2011 I pursued state licensing in life/health insurance so I could help elderly PA residents plan for retirement, and navigate Medicare and social security. When offered a management/field-training position, I transitioned away from automotive to focus more on the insurance industry.

Seeing opportunity to increase our custom construction business, I scaled back my insurance agency and built and co-founded Hanover Distilling Company in 2016 while maintaining commercial and residential construction projects ever since.

In 2022 my work consulting and as a general contractor for automotive, restaurant, and alcohol businesses in south central PA continues.

Also continuing, is my work behind the scenes for abused women and children; not only with advocacy in courts and with community resources, but also mental health in schools and communities.

For over a decade my wife and I have been active foster parents for York and Adams counties, specializing in mental/developmental disabilities and behavioral health from all forms of abuse. Nothing we are involved in is easy, the shortfalls in child protective services and the judicial system is personal to us, as we know the inner workings quite well. The most rewarding thing in this life is being there, being able to help so many, touch those lives that were so broken by evil, and be that shining light in the darkness, even if only for a short time.


We, along with thousands of others, are still paying debts that resulted from government/governor "orders" in 2020. We know the damage and pain personally, and feel for everyone that was effected by government action and legislative inaction.


My goals of protecting individual rights by educating on foundation and process, and returning the state to fiscal responsibility by shrinking the size, taxation, and spending of state government are only a few of many. I stress the importance of enacting legislation to provide actual school choice and elimination of property taxes. Our retired residents and growing families alike are being drained by abusive tax and spend behavior, and ever-increasing property taxes. Another main goal in cutting state spending and unfunded liabilities, is providing more appropriate resources and training for agencies tasked in protecting women and children from abuse.

I personally see so many issues facing Pennsylvanians every day, first hand. I am not a politician, don't wish to be, and never will be. I am willing to be your voice to keep this movement growing and spreading; that government is OF, BY, and FOR the People, not political points or party. Many have gotten used to seeing me at school board meetings, town halls, PAC's, and other gatherings all around the area, but that is small compared to what we can accomplish Together. WE believe in the law of the land- the Constitution, the American dream, small limited representative government, personal freedom, and equal rights, among so many other things. I will never back down or apologize, work best under pressure, and won't bend or break.

Be sure to visit the Contribute tab and do your part to help us succeed, no matter how small. I don't need your support, the People need your support. This campaign is OF, BY, and FOR the People, M Smith For The People.

*No children subject to any cases or court orders are pictured.