Lucien Smith

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Lucien Smith
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Former candidate for
Mississippi Treasurer
ProfessionAdjunct professor
Lucien Smith was a 2011 Republican candidate for Mississippi Treasurer. He is an adjunct professor of law at Mississippi College. Smith came in third in the August 2 Republican primary.

Smith's campaign website described him as "a life-long Republican committed to the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets." He previously served as a budget adviser and legal counsel to former Governor Haley Barbour.[1]



See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Smith faced Lynn Fitch and Lee Yancey in the Republican Primary on August 2, coming in third.

Republican primary

Treasurer -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 38%
     Republican Party ApprovedaLee Yancey 34%
     Republican Party Lucien Smith 29%
Total Votes 269,726


On his website Smith listed six issues he would address if elected treasurer:[2]

  • "stand up to politicians more interested in their politics than protecting our tax dollars and will fight against out-of-control spending and dishonest budgeting."
  • "prevent the state from running up the credit card with bad debt that our children and grandchildren will be forced to pay off."
  • "continue conservatively managing our state's finances, so taxes do not go up."
  • "immediately address the Public Employees Retirement System's finances, to ensure the system remains solvent for our retirees without becoming a burden to taxpayers."
  • "ensure the MPACT prepaid college tuition program remains open for our children without requiring a taxpayer bailout."
  • "work to eliminate government waste and make government operate more efficiently, at a lower cost to the taxpayers."

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