Mark Smith (Iowa)

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Mark Smith
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Iowa House of Representatives District 71
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, Iowa House of Representatives
2013 - Present
Assistant Minority Leader, Iowa House of Representatives
2011-2013
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Osceola City Council
1981-1983
Education
Bachelor'sGraceland College, 1974
Master'sUniversity of Iowa, 1986
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1952
Place of birthOsceola, IA
ReligionDisciples of Christ
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Mark Smith (b. January 5, 1952) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 71. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Smith has served as Minority Leader since 2013 and Assistant Minority Leader from 2011 to 2013.

Smith served on the Osceola City Council from 1981 to 1983.

Biography

Smith's professional experience includes working as the Director of Special Projects with the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa and an Adjunct Instructor of Social Work at the University of Iowa.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Administration and Rules
Environmental Protection
Ethics
Human Resources
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Mark Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jane A. Jech was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith will face Jech in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 71. Smith ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Allen Burt (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Smith Incumbent 59.3% 7,911
     Republican Allen Burt 40.7% 5,431
Total Votes 13,342

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith won re-election to the 43rd District seat against Jane A. Jech (R). Smith had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 43 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Smith (D) 5,089
Jane A. Jech (R) 4,786

2008

On November 4, 2008, Smith was re-elected to the 43rd District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Jane Jech (R).[8] Smith raised $60,633 for his campaign, while Jech raised $38,643.[9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 43
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Smith (D) 7.325
Jane Jech (R) 5,557

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $649,371 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[10]

Mark Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 71 Won $149,479
2010 Iowa State House, District 43 Won $266,227
2008 Iowa State House, District 43 Won $60,633
2006 Iowa State House, District 43 Won $32,804
2004 Iowa State House, District 43 Won $36,780
2002 Iowa State House, District 43 Won $64,405
2000 Iowa State House, District 64 Won $39,043
Grand Total Raised $649,371

2012

Smith won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $149,479.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Smith (Iowa)'s campaign in 2012
Afscme Iowa Council 61$25,092
Iowa Democratic Party$22,118
Food & Commercial Workers District 431$10,000
Iowa Association for Justice$5,200
Iowa Association of Community Providers$5,200
Total Raised in 2012$149,479
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Smith collected $266,227 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[11]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Smith (Iowa)'s campaign in 2010
Iowa Democratic Party$126,403
Afscme Iowa Council 61$42,113
Iowa Hospital Association$6,000
Iowa Association Of Community Providers$5,250
Cockrell, Harry$4,000
Total Raised in 2010 $266,227

2008

In 2008 Smith collected $60,633 in donations.[12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union $5,000
Iowa Hospital Association $4,500
Iowa Dental Association $3,000
Iowa Association of Community Providers $2,500

Scorecards

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[13]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Van Engelenhoven (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 71
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 43
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Chris Hagenow (R)