Pennsylvania Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, has been appointed to the state Senate's finance committee.
The senator, who earlier this month was sworn into the seat vacated by former Sen. John Pippy, of Moon, was also named to the professional licensure committee; the game and fisheries committee; and the community, economic and recreational development committee.
He will also serve as the Democratic chairman of the state government committee, according to an announcement from spokeswoman Lauren Hurley.
As a state representative, Smith served as the Democratic vice chairman of the House finance committee.
Smith's district includes Sewickley.