Harri Anne Smith
|Harri Anne Smith|
|Alabama State Senate District 29|
|November 5, 2018|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Mayor, City of Slocomb|
|Bachelor's||Troy State University|
|Date of birth||January 20, 1962|
|Place of birth||Houston County, Alabama|
|Profession||Executive Vice President, Friend Bank|
|(dead link) Personal website|
Smith received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Troy State University.
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:
|Alabama Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce, Transportation and Utilities|
|• Confirmations, Vice chair|
|• Local Legislation No. 1|
|• Veterans and Military Affairs|
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.
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.
- 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.
|Alabama State Senate District 29, General Election, 2014|
|Independent||Harri Anne Smith Incumbent||52.4%||17,830|
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
|Alabama State Senate, District 29 General election (2010)|
|Harri Anne Smith (I)||23,800|
|George Flowers (R)||19,225|
Smith raised $245,590 for her campaign, while Helms raised $12,750.
|Alabama State Senate, District 29 (2006)|
|Harri Anne Smith (R)||26,507|
|Ronnie Helms (D)||8,710|
Smith raised $223,772 for her campaign.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Smith raised $1,038,624 in contributions.
Her four largest contributors were:
In 2006, Smith collected $245,590 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|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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- Harri Anne Smith's personal website
- Official Alabama State Senate website of Senator Harri Anne Smith
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Harri Anne Smith (AL)
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Harri Anne Smith on Facebook
- Harri Anne Smith for Congress on Facebook (Dated)
- Official Senate Biography
- TheRepublic.com, "Ala. state senator denies gambling testimony claiming he sought $25K payoff to kill proposal," July 17, 2011
- TheRepublic.com, "Alabama bingo trial judge has 'reservations,' but does not throw out any charges," July 28, 2011
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 25, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2006 Alabama Senate candidates," accessed April 15, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2002 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2002 Alabama Senate candidates," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributions to Harri Anne Smith
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