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Chuck Smith (Kansas)

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Chuck Smith
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Kansas House of Representatives, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sAtchison High School
Bachelor'sPittsburg State University
Master'sPittsburg State University
Personal
Date of birthDecember 20, 1951
Place of birthAtchison, Kansas
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chuck Smith is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.[1]

Biography

Smith was born in Atchison, Kansas in 1951 and moved to Southeast Kansas in 1970 after enrolling at Pittsburg State University. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics, his M.A. in physical education and his Ed.S. in administration from Pittsburg State University.[2]

Smith played football and baseball at Pittsburg State University between 1970 and 1973, before going on to enjoy a decorated career as athletic director and head football coach at St. Mary’s-Colgan High School in Pittsburg.[3]

Smith has been active in his community from landscaping and volunteerism to active membership with the Knights of Columbus, Kansas Coaches Association and board membership with the Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union.[2]

Biography

2015 legislative session

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Children and Seniors
Transportation and Public Safety Budget
Education

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Julie Menghini was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Chuck Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary. Menghini was defeated by Smith in the general election.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Smith 51% 2,944
     Democratic Julie Menghini Incumbent 49% 2,830
Total Votes 5,774

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Personal

Smith is married to Pittsburg native Beth Wachter. Together they have seven children and ten grandchildren.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Julie Menghini (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 3
2015-present
Succeeded by
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