James Smith, New Mexico Politician

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James Smith
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 22
Incumbent
In office
January 18, 2011-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
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James E. Smith is a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Smith's professional experience includes teaching Chemistry and Physics at East Mountain High School.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Finance
Voters and Elections

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent James Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary, while John Wallace was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Smith and Wallace will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Smith Incumbent 100% 11,692
Total Votes 11,692

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith defeated Daniel Salzwedel in the June 1 Republican primary by a margin of 1,927-1,720. Smith ran unopposed in the general election on November 2.[5]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 22(2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Smith (R) 9,384 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $24,025 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[6]

James Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 22 Won $11,595
2010 New Mexico State House, District 22 Won $9,480
2008 New Mexico State House, District 22 Defeated $2,950
Grand Total Raised $24,025

2012

Smith won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $11,595.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Smith's campaign in 2012
Grabiel, Steven$500
New Mexico Realtors Association$500
Healthcare Service Corp.$500
Sun Healthcare$500
El Paso Energy$500
Total Raised in 2012$11,595
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Smith won election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $9,480.

2008

Smith lost the election for the New Mexico State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $2,950.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[7] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[7]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 18 through March 19.[8] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[7]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy McCoy (R)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 22
2010-Present
Succeeded by
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