Michael L. Smith

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Michael Smith
Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 69

Political party Democratic
Profession Educator
Michael Smith was a Democratic candidate for District 69 in the Texas House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections.

Education

  • Bachelor's, Midwestern State University.
  • Master's, Midwestern State University.[1]

Professional experience

  • Superintendent, City View Independent School District.
  • Principal, City View Independent School District.
  • Teacher, City View Independent School District.[1]

Political experience

  • Councilor, Wichita Falls City Council, District 1, 2007-present[1].

Issues

Energy and the environment

  • Supports legislation to lower electricity rates.
  • Supports a new look at the effects of past energy deregulation.

Jobs and the economy

  • Supports legislation to, "protect existing jobs, and protect Sheppard Air Force Base jobs."
  • Supports, "using local 'stimulus' funds to add and attract new jobs, and be ready for state action, as needed."

Insurance

  • Supports legislation to lower homeowners insurance rates.

Education

  • Supports more funding for schools.
  • Supports, "full funding of the current half-day four-year-old pre-kindergarten program statewide.
  • Supports increased pay for retired educators and support staff.

Public health

  • Supports legislation to, "improve our health outreach programs."

Cost-effective state government

  • Opposes cost-cuts for any services for citizens.[1]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith lost the election to the Texas House of Representatives District 69 seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican candidate Lanham Lyne in the November 2 general election.[2]

Texas House of Representatives, District 69
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lanham Lyne (R) 20,872 74.17%
Michael Smith (D) 7,268 25.82%

Campaign donors

2010

As of September 27, 2010, Smith has raised $3,750 for his 2010 election campaign.[3] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Hirschi, John $1,000
Paschall, Jerry $1,000
Texas Democratic Party $700
Capps, Emerson $500
Senn, George $250

Community service and involvement

  • Elder, Fain Presbyterian Church[1].

Personal

Smith and his wife, Karen, have three children and three grandchildren[1].

Contact information

Campaign Address:
P.O. Box 3647
Wichita Falls, Texas

E-mail: michaelsmithforstaterep@gmail.com


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