Michael Smith (Georgia)

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Michael Smith
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Georgia House of Representatives District 41
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSouth Cobb High School
Bachelor'sKennesaw State University
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Michael Smith is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Smith earned his B.S. from Kennesaw State University.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Code Revision
Science and Technology
Special Rules



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Michael A. Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 41. Smith ran against Diana Eckles and Justin O'Dell in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. Phil Daniell ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith defeated Diana Eckles in the runoff primary on August 21, 2012.[5][6] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8] Smith ran unopposed in the general election.[9]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Smith 64% 10,073
     Republican Phil Daniell 36% 5,661
Total Votes 15,734
Georgia House of Representatives District 41 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Smith (advanced to runoff) 41.8% 1,073
Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Eckles (advanced to runoff) 34.5% 886
Justin O'Dell 23.7% 608
Total Votes 2,567

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $6,485 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 23, 2013.[10]

Michael Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 41 Won $6,485
Grand Total Raised $6,485


Smith won election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $6,485.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Smith (Georgia)'s campaign in 2012
Smith, Michael$4,935
American Federation for Children$1,000
Georgia Hospital Association$2,500
Georgia State Afl-Cio$200
Specialty Contractors Coalition$100
Total Raised in 2012$6,485
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Preceded by
Sharon Cooper (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 41
Succeeded by