A devoted family man, successful entrepreneur, and deeply involved community leader, Rep. Brian Smith brings a combination of real-life experience, strong work ethic and unwavering commitment to getting things done for the rural Pennsylvania citizens he serves.

During the 2023-24 Legislative Session, Brian has been appointed to serve on the following heavily active committees: Liquor Control, Tourism, Economic and Recreational Development, and Transportation committees. In April of 2023, the House speaker appointed Brian to the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC), based on a recommendation from Republican Leader Bryan Cutler. The LBFC is a bipartisan agency dedicated to cutting out unnecessary government spending.
A life-long resident of the 66th Legislative District and 1987 graduate of Marion Center High School, who attended Penn State University for business and accounting, Brian began his career working in construction, heavy equipment operation and the transportation industry throughout the 1990s.

In 2001, he opened Fastrak Inc., a family-owned transportation company, and later added Orion Logistics, Inc. (2003), a freight brokerage company. Brian is also co-owner of Abacus Housing LLC (2012), which provides rentals for IUP Culinary Academy students.

As a self-employed business owner who has created jobs and successfully met a budget/payroll across several different businesses for more than 20 years, Brian understands the importance of protecting family-sustaining jobs, reducing taxes, repealing crippling regulations, achieving energy independence and holding government fiscally accountable.

An uncompromising defender of our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, Brian is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. His other top legislative priorities include protecting the sanctity of all human life, election reform, enacting common sense laws to allow rural communities and job-creating businesses to flourish, helping to retain and recruit volunteer emergency responders, confronting the drug epidemic, and expanding regional tourism/outdoor activities.

Prior to his election to the House, Brian was elected to the Punxsutawney Borough Council in 2014 and became council president in 2016. Brian has also previously served as a board member and vice president of the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce; and president and treasurer of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, where he was named Rotarian of the Year by his peers in 2016 and was awarded the Rotary “Person Of Action” award in 2020.

Brian’s commitment to community is second only to his dedication to family. He resides in Punxsutawney with his wife Linda. They have three children: Jake, Jadie and Josh.

The 66th Legislative District includes all of Jefferson County and the Indiana County communities of Banks, Canoe, East Mahoning, Grant, Green, Montgomery, North Mahoning, Rayne, South Mahoning and West Mahoning townships and Cherry Tree, Ernest, Glen Campbell, Marion Center, Plumville and Smicksburg boroughs.