Harri Anne Smith

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Harri Anne Smith
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Alabama State Senate District 29
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 17
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Slocomb
Bachelor'sTroy State University
Date of birthJanuary 20, 1962
Place of birthHouston County, Alabama
ProfessionExecutive Vice President, Friend Bank
Office website
(dead link) Personal website
Harri Anne Smith (b. January 20, 1962) is an Independent member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 29. She was first elected in 1998. Smith is a former mayor of her hometown of Slocomb, Alabama. She also served on Slocomb's City Council from 1989 to 1996.


Smith received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Troy State University[1].

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
County and Municipal Government
Finance and Taxation Education
Health and Human Services
Veterans and Military Affairs, Vice chair


Smith served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:


Gambling bill controversy

Smith has been accused of soliciting help from two men, Ronnie Gilley and Jarrod Massey, to kill an anti-gambling bill. She introduced the bill in April 2008, which would have killed the Country Crossing project by denying it funds from electronic bingo. Representatives Gilley and Massey from the Country Crossing project claimed that Smith changed her mind about the bill and contacted Massey, seeking his help. He then claims that he went to Bobby Singleton, the chair of the Tourism and Marketing Committee, to attempt to convince him to let the bill die, and that he agreed to do so for $25,000. Both Smith and Singleton deny having any contact with either Gilley or Massey.[2]

Update: In a ruling made on July 28, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson denied the defense's motions for a judgment of acquittal. He refused to throw out the charges in the case despite some reservations he has stated to have about the charges.[3]



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Melinda McClendon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Incumbent Harri Anne Smith (I) defeated McClendon in the general election. Although he filed to run, Mark Taylor did not appear on the Republican primary ballot.[4][5][6][7]

Alabama State Senate District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngHarri Anne Smith Incumbent 52.4% 17,830
     Republican Melinda McClendon 47.4% 16,145
     NA Write-In 0.2% 63
Total Votes 34,038


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Smith won re-election as an Independent in 2010. She defeated Republican George Flowers in the November 2 general election.[8]

Alabama State Senate, District 29 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harri Anne Smith (I) 23,800
George Flowers (R) 19,225


On November 7, 2006, Smith won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Ronnie Helms (D).[9]

Smith raised $245,590 for her campaign, while Helms raised $12,750.[10]

Alabama State Senate, District 29 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harri Anne Smith (R) 26,507
Ronnie Helms (D) 8,710


On November 5, 2006, Smith won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[11]

Smith raised $223,772 for her campaign.[12]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Smith raised $1,038,624 in contributions.[13]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Gilley, Ronnie $217,817
Smith, Charlie $75,300
Graham, Ted $70,000
Franklin PAC $50,000


In 2006, Smith collected $245,590 in donations.[14]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Medical Association of the State of Alabama $17,500
Harri Anne Smith $15,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $10,037
Alabama Forestry Association $10,000
Alabama Associated General Contractors $10,000


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Smith and her husband, Charlie, reside in Slocomb, Alabama.

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