Frank Smizik

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Frank Smizik
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifteenth Norfolk
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pittsburgh
J.D.Duquesne University, 1971
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 4, 1944
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ProfessionLawyer/Lecturer
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Frank I. Smizik (b. September 4, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fifteenth Norfolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Smizik has been a member of the Brookline Town Meeting.

Biography

Smizik's professional experience includes working a lawyer with Kurnos, Rosenberg, Libby, and a lecturer at Boston College Law School. He previously worked as a lawyer with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Neighborhood Legal Services, and in private practice.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smizik served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Global Warming and Climate Change, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smizik served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smizik served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Frank Smizik is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Curt Myers is unopposed in the Republican primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smizik won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifteenth Norfolk District. Smizik was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smizik won re-election to the Fifteenth Norfolk seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fifteenth Norfolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Smizik (D) 10,441

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ayers won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifteenth Norfolk, unopposed.[5]

Smizik raised $24,335 for his campaign.[6]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Fifteenth Norfolk (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Israel Smizik (D) 13,737
All Others 63
Blanks 4,958

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Smizik received $9,730 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank Smizik's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Federation Of Teachers$1,000
Government Employees$500
Retired Public Employees$500
Stinnett, Nathaniel C$250
Mermell, Jesse$225
Total Raised in 2010 $9,730

2008

Smizik raised $24.335 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
12 different donors $500

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Norfolk 15
2001–present
Succeeded by
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