John Smith (Washington)

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John Smith
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Washington State Senate District 7
In office
January 4, 2013
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
John Smith is a former Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 7 from January 4, 2013, to December 6, 2013. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election among county commissioners on January 4, 2013.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources & Parks, Vice chair
Trade & Economic Development, Vice chair



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Smith ran for re-election in the special election for Washington State Senate District 7. The election was for the remaining year of Bob Morton (R)'s term. John Smith (R) was selected to fill Morton's vacancy for the 2013 legislative session. Smith advanced in the Republican primary on August 6 and was defeated by Brian Dansel (R) in the special election, which took place on November 5.[2][3][4][5][6]

Washington State Senate, District 7, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Dansel 53.6% 18,873
     Republican John Smith Incumbent 46.4% 16,324
Total Votes 35,197


Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[7] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[7] Smith missed 0 votes in a total of 621 roll calls.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Morton (R)
Washington State Senate District 7
January 2013-December 2013
Succeeded by
Brian Dansel (R)