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Jesse Smith

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Jesse Smith
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service14
Campaign website
Jesse Smith was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Alabama.[1] Jesse Smith lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Smith is a 14 year U.S. Army Combat Veteran. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom as a squad leader and platoon sergeant. While serving in the military, he earned induction into the Sergeant Audey Leon Murphy Leadership Club.[2]


Campaign themes


Smith's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Any legislation that I introduce will prioritize support for wounded warriors, mental health, and the well being of our military families and veterans...I will advocate for additional funding for the VA."
  • Voting rights
Excerpt: "Voter indemnification laws can disproportionately burden young voters, people of color, low income families, people with disabilities, and the elderly."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Plan2020 is a great start but we need to follow through to ensure its success...I inten[d] to promote the raising of standards for preparatory programs for teachers as well as recognizing and rewarding good teaching, and retaining good teachers."



See also: Alabama's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Smith ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 3rd District. Smith won the Democratic nomination unopposed in the primary on June 3, 2014. Smith was defeated by incumbent Mike Rogers (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Alabama District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 66.1% 103,558
     Democratic Jesse Smith 33.7% 52,816
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 246
Total Votes 156,620
Source: Alabama Secretary of State


Smith and his wife, Carla, have five children.[2]

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