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Brandt Smith

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Brandt Smith
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Arkansas House of Representatives, District 58
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Place of birthJonesboro, AR
Campaign website
Brandt Smith is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs
Public Transportation
Advanced Communications and Information Technology


Campaign themes


Smith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "As your State Representative-
  • I choose Strength over uncertainty. I can’t get that with the Obama administration
  • I choose Results based upon strategic thought leadership as opposed to Democrat rhetoric that promises everything, but in the end creates dependency
  • I choose Optimism and forward movement over pessimism and regression leading to oppression
  • I choose to oppose abortion, same sex marriage, and ObamaCare.
  • I choose Opportunity
  • I choose Freedom over fear

Let’s partner for a better Arkansas and a better future for our children and grandchildren."



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Harold Copenhaver was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Brandt Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary. Copenhaver was defeated by Smith in the general election.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 58 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandt Smith 52.6% 4,396
     Democratic Harold Copenhaver Incumbent 47.4% 3,960
Total Votes 8,356


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arkansas

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Smith and his wife, Gailia, have four children.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harold Copenhaver (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 58
Succeeded by