Gordon Smith (Indiana)

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Gordon Smith
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Indiana, District 7
Associate'sVincennes University (1977)
Bachelor'sIndiana University (2009)
Military service
Service/branchOperation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Years of service2005-2006
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Gordon Smith was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Indiana.[1] Smith was defeated by Catherine Ping in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]



  • 1977: A.S. in General Science Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN
  • 2009: B.S. in General Studies Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Projected 2014: M. Ed. In Education w/technology Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Specialty education:[3]

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Indiana
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic Certification
  • BLS/CPR Healthcare Provider Instructor Certification
  • TC3 (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) Advanced Provider Instructor Certification

Military education:[3]

  • EMT-B Healthcare Specialist Combat Medic
  • 91C Practical Nurse Course
  • Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course
  • Officer Candidate Course
  • Field Artillery Officer Basic
  • Joint Firepower Control Officer Course Air Ground OPS
  • Infantry Mortar Leader Officer Course


  • Skilled Nurse, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) CSC, Senior Technical Trainer and Development Professional - Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) Camp Buehring, Kuwait and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Bagram, Afghanistan
  • Indiana Army National Guard 68W Coordinator Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Medical Clinic Operation Director at United States Embassy State Department in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Safety Director, Executive Furniture Huntingburg, Indiana

Military service:

  • 2005-2006: Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)



See also: Indiana's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Smith ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 7th District.[1] Smith was defeated by Catherine Ping in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Indiana District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Ping 35.1% 4,882
Wayne Harmon 23.4% 3,258
J.D. Miniear 20.4% 2,840
Gordon Smith 13.5% 1,872
Erin Magee 7.6% 1,057
Total Votes 13,909
Source: Indiana Division of Elections



  • Past Commissioner Indianapolis Housing Agencies[3]
  • The Indianapolis Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The Indiana Council on World Affairs
  • National Guard Association (life time member)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (life time member)

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