Harvey Smith

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Harvey Smith
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Addison 5
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Harvey T. Smith is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Addison-5. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998, serving until 2007 and elected to the chamber again in 2010.


Smith began his career as a dairy farmer, and now raises soybeans and co-owns Smith Family Beef with his granddaughter. He is a past president of the Addison County Farm Bureau and Justice of the Peace. In 2007, he was appointed as the State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Vermont, where he served for two years.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Forest Products


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Susan Smiley is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Harvey Smith is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Addison 5. Smith was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 5 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Smith Incumbent 54% 1,151
     Democratic Edward McGuire 46% 982
Total Votes 2,133


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harvey Smith ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Addison 4 in 2010. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 24, 2010. He defeated Spencer Putnam (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey Smith (R) 1,003
Spencer Putnam (D) 843

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $8,376 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Harvey Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Addison-5 Won $3,416
2010 Vermont State House, District Addison-5 Won $4,960
Grand Total Raised $8,376


Smith won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $3,416.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harvey Smith's campaign in 2012
Addison County Republican Cmte$500
Campaign Research Center$350
Energy Nuclear$250
Evslin, Mary & Tom$200
Mikes Fuels Llc$200
Total Raised in 2012$3,416
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Smith first won election to the House, he collected $4,960 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Mike's Fuels, LLC $500
Addison County Republican Committee $400
Campaign Research Center $350
Harveyrey Nelson $300

Voting record


The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute.[8] Here's how Smith voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
Health Provider Tax Green Mountain Care Education Taxation Green Mountain Care Property Rate Tax Health Exchange Green Mountain Care Renewable Portfolio CVPS Rebate
Y Y Absent N N Y Y N Y


Smith and his wife, Donna, have two children.

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