Gloreatha Scurry-Smith

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Gloreatha Scurry-Smith
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 5
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Florida.[1] Gloreatha Scurry-Smith lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Issues

Controversy

Whiteface vandalism

Scurry-Smith's campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint in June 2014. The act was part of a series of incidents against African-American Republican candidates in the overwhelmingly Democratic district.[2] The sign was situated on private property in view of Interstate 10 in Jacksonville. The vandal sprayed white paint over the face of Scurry-Smith, who is African-American.[2]

Campaign themes

2014

Scurry-Smith's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Economic Development and Job Creation: "Property rights and free markets are an integral component of what it means to be free. Glo Smith is 100% pro jobs: creating an opportunity of meaningful careers for all of those willing and able to work. This election you will have a unique opportunity to choose a leader with credentials to create professional prosperity and real economic development."
  • The Constitution: "Glo is among those who believe the Constitution is a vault into which the founders deposited our principles of government. No member of government should attempt to manipulate the courts by eliminating filibuster powers, in order to seat unconfirmed judges that will promote a new ideology or agenda. She believes upholding the Constitution means enforcing our laws as they are written, not legislating from the bench."
  • Fair Taxation: "Glo believes that America’s tax code needs reform. It discourages working, saving, investment, and entrepreneurship. It hinders productivity, job growth, international competitiveness, and wage increases. A new flat tax or fair tax reform plan would fix these flaws. Families and businesses would pay one simple tax with a single tax rate under the plan. Glo will sponsor and promote this legislation in her first term, with an ambitious goal of being ready for a presidential signature upon the election of a Republican president in 2016."
  • Military and Veterans: "Glo believes in the values and work ethic she inherited from her parents. Glo learned at an early age the importance of our military, and how our courageous veterans should be respected. The sacrifices of Glo’s military family, (including her father, her husband’s father, her brother, and other active duty family members serving in combat) represent the reason why her most paramount policy initiatives include promoting a strong national defense."
  • Obamacare: "Obamacare puts the health care system on the wrong track and will expand the role of the federal government in every component of Americans’ health care. To get the health care system on the right track that empowers patients, reduces cost, and ensures access, we must unite behind a Republican lead effort as an alternative to ObamaCare."

[4]

—Gloreatha Scurry-Smith's campaign website, http://gloforcongress.org/?page_id=253

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Scurry-Smith ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 5th District.[1] Scurry-Smith won the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, 2014.[5] She was defeated by incumbent Corrine Brown (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCorrine Brown Incumbent 65.5% 112,340
     Republican Gloreatha Scurry-Smith 34.5% 59,237
Total Votes 171,577
Source: Florida Division of Elections
U.S. House, Florida District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlo Smith 63% 10,968
Twee Lowe 37% 6,451
Total Votes 17,419
Source: Florida Division of Elections

Campaign contributions

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scurry-Smith's reports.

Gloreatha Scurry-Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
October Quarterly[8]October 15, 2013$0$5,700$(183)$5,516
Year End[9]January 31, 2014$5,516$12,508$(14,413)$3,611
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$3,611$21,591$(18,104)$7,098
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2014$7,098$30,254$(32,300)$5,052
Pre-Primary[12]August 14, 2014$5,052$21,238$(19,240)$7,049
October Quarterly[13]October 14, 2014$7,049$19,980$(21,484)$5,544
Running totals
$111,271$(105,724)

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