State Sen. Matt Smith is leaving office this week to take a position at the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, State Sen. Jay Costa announced Wednesday.
Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, will become the president at the chamber, which is the advocacy arm of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, according to Costa' announcement congratulating him on the appointment.
“I would like to thank my constituents for entrusting me to be their advocate in the district and at the state level, and want them to know that even as I leave public office I will continue to work to make our region stronger and prepare our workforce to compete in the 21st century economy,” Smith said in a statement.
Smith's resignation will take effect by the end of June. No decision has been made on plans to fill his seat.
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