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Jane W. Smith

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Jane Smith
North Carolina State Senate, District 13
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Personal website
Jane Smith is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 13. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

She is chair of the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission, where she has served on the board since 1993.[1]


Smith's professional experience includes working as a realtor for 30 years and as a teacher in public schools and at Robeson Community College.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources
Education/Higher Education
Pensions & Retirement & Aging
State and Local Government


Campaign themes


Smith's facebook pages highlighted the following goals:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Strengthen our educational system;"
  • Excerpt: "Focus on job creation through strong economic development organizations;"
  • Excerpt: "Promote and protect business and agriculture, and;"
  • Excerpt: "Ensure that rural areas receive their fair share and do not fall further behind."



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Jane W. Smith defeated David Ayers, Beverly Collins Hall and Marcus W. Williams in the Democratic primary, while W. Bernard White, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith defeated White in the general election.[3][4]

North Carolina State Senate, District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Smith 62.8% 24,076
     Republican W. Bernard White, Jr. 37.2% 14,276
Total Votes 38,352
North Carolina State Senate, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJane W. Smith 47.3% 9,510
Marcus W. Williams 27.3% 5,496
David Ayers 13.6% 2,735
Beverly Collins Hall 11.7% 2,358
Total Votes 20,099


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Carolina

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Smith serves on the following boards: the Southeastern Biotechnology Advisory Board, Lumberton Housing Authority Board and Lumberton Advisory Board for Branch Banking & Trust.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael P. Walters
North Carolina State Senate District 13
January 1, 2015-present
Succeeded by