Blake Smith

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Blake Smith
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Candidate for
Iowa House of Representatives District 81
High schoolOttumwa
Bachelor'sBuena Vista University
Place of birthOttumwa, Iowa
Campaign website
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Blake Smith was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 81 of the Iowa House of Representatives.[1][2]

Smith currently attends Buena Vista University, where he intends to receive a bachelor's degree in political science and History.[3]


Campaign themes

Smith's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Excerpt:"Create lasting careers and boost business in our economy and keep more money in Iowan's pockets."
  • Excerpt:"Cut wasteful spending and make government more effective and improve Iowa's education system."
  • Excerpt:"Improve our infrastructure once and for all."
  • Excerpt:"Protect the Purity of our U.S Constitutional Right to Vote."
  • Excerpt:"Protect the Second Amendment."
  • Excerpt:"Strengthen Efforts on Illegal-Immigration."



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 81. Smith defeated Rick McClure in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and was defeated by incumbent Mary Gaskill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Gaskill Incumbent 59.9% 7,706
     Republican Blake Smith 40.1% 5,158
Total Votes 12,864
Iowa House of Representatives, District 81 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBlake Smith 75.2% 655
Rick McClure 24.8% 216
Total Votes 871

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