Jeff Smith (Wisconsin)

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Jeff Smith
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Candidate for
Wisconsin State Assembly District 93
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly District 93
2007 – 2010
Education
High schoolNorth High School
Personal
BirthdayMarch 15, 1955
Place of birthEau Claire, Wisconsin
Websites
Campaign website
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Jeff Smith (b. March 15, 1955) is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 93 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]

Smith was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 93 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Smith represented District 93 in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 2007-2010. He served as the Town Chair of Brunswick from 2001-2007.

Biography

After graduating from North High School, Smith began working full-time for his father's business, Bob Smith Window Cleaning, which he would go on to own and operate.

Smith is the Chair of the Parent Advisory Council, and member of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, Eau Claire Family Resource Center, Kiwanis Club of Eau Clair, Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Conservation Voters.[2]

Committee assignments

During his time in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Smith served on the following committees:

Issues

Legislation

Legislation sponsored in 2009 included:

  • AB-119 Five-year-old kindergarten made a prerequisite to first grade in public and charter schools; exemption provision; school board and charter school operator duties
  • AB-250 Dog sellers, animal shelters, and animal control facilities: licensing requirements created; standard of care, penalties, and DATCP duties; JRCCP report
  • AB-276 U.W. Board of Regents: state divided into seven geographical districts; one citizen member must reside in each district

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Jeff Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Warren Petryk was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith and Petryk will face off in the general election.[1][3]

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 93. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and was defeated by incumbent Warren Petryk (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 93, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWarren Petryk Incumbent 50.8% 15,612
     Democratic Jeff Smith 49.2% 15,114
     - Scattering 0.1% 16
Total Votes 30,742

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Smith was defeated in his bid for re-election to Wisconsin State Assembly District 93. He was defeated by Republican Warren Petryk in the general election on November 2, 2010. Smith was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[5]

A recount request was filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on November 9, 2010[6]. A recount was scheduled for November 12, 2010[7]. The recount produced no changes.[8]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 93 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffrey Smith (D) 1,927 99.54%

Campaign donors

2008

The top 5 donors to Smith's 2008 campaign:[9]

Donor Amount
Democratic Party of Eau Claire County $1,463
Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte $548
Moore, Gregg $506
Madison Teachers $500
Pooley, William $500

Personal

Smith and his wife have two daughters.

Awards

In February 2010, Smith received a Humane State Legislator award from The Humane Society of the United States. The award recognized Smith for his efforts to pass The Dog Breeders Licensure Bill, which regulates large-scale puppy breeding operations, commonly referred to as "puppy mills."[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 93
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Warren Petryk (R)