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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Smitty Pignatelli Democrat - 4th Berkshire

Photo of  Smitty Pignatelli
  rep.smitty@mahouse.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 473F
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
617-722-2210
Fax:
617-722-2238

District Office

State Representative Wm. Smitty Pignatelli is a lifelong resident of Lenox, Massachusetts and a graduate of the Lenox Public Schools. Smitty, as he prefers to be called, was named after his father’s best friend, William Smith, who was killed during World War II. After graduating from Lenox Memorial High School in 1977, Smitty became a licensed Master Electrician and worked in his family’s electrical contracting business for twenty years. Smitty took over the full operation of the business at the time of his father’s retirement in 1991. Smitty left the family business to his brother Scott, in 1998, when he was offered a position as the Business Development Manager for Lee Bank. While at the bank, he attended Babson College School for Financial Studies, graduating in 2001. Longing to serve the people of his beloved Berkshire District, he decided to leave the bank to pursue his dream of public service and run for higher office. Smitty won the seat of State Representative for the 4th Berkshire District and is currently serving his eighth term in the House of Representatives.

Smitty was first elected to the Lenox Planning Board in 1987 and served on that board for five years. In 1992, he was elected to the Board of Selectmen, and was elected Chairman on four different occasions, serving until May of 2003. Smitty also served from 1995-1999 as a Berkshire County Commissioner including two years as Chairman of the board.

With over 30 years of public service experience, Smitty has also been involved in many local associations. He is a member of the Berkshire County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, a past board member of the Berkshire County Arc, the Board of Directors of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, the Berkshire County Red Cross and is a former President of the Lenox Historical Society.

Personal Information

Education & Public Service

  • Babson College for Financial Studies, 2001
  • Lenox Memorial High School,1977
  • MA House 2003-present
  • Berkshire County Commissioner 1995-1999
  • Lenox Selectman 1992-2003
  • Lenox Planning Board 1987-1992