|Washington House Of Representatives District 10a|
|2007 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Smith is a former Special Assistant for Veterans, Military and Local Governmental Affair for the Office of Congressman Jack Metcalf. She is also a former Director of Corporate Communications/Former Director of Senior Community Programs for CRISA Ministries. She has also worked for Lindsay Communications, in Global Seascape, and as Director of Operations for Export Related Business.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Government Accountability and Oversight|
|• Higher Education|
|• Technology and Economic Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Community Development and Housing|
|• Local Government|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Audit Review and Oversight|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Community and Economic Development and Trade|
Smith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Public Safety and Our Most Vulnerable
- Excerpt:"Norma believes that public safety and caring for our most vulnerable is at the heart of all the legislature does. The taxpayers of Washington state deserve to feel safe and secure in their communities."
- Excerpt:"Budget sustainability and discipline are critical to providing the essential services of government. Norma believes we have adequate dollars to provide for essential services without raising taxes."
Quality of Life
- Excerpt:"The 10th District is truly one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Washington. From Whidbey Island to Camano, Stanwood to the Skagit Valley, we enjoy a quality of life unmatched anywhere else."
- Excerpt:"We must be laser focused on job-creation and our economic recovery. Norma serves effectively as the ranking member on the Community, Economic Development and Housing Committee because she works closely with small business owners and business advocates and understands the specific challenges facing employers trying to retain and grow jobs in this fragile economic climate."
- Excerpt:"Every student deserves the opportunity to have a quality education and to be prepared for success. The Washington state constitution is clear; providing for the basic education of all children within our borders is the paramount duty of the legislature in the budgeting process."
Smith won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 10a. Smith was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Aaron Simpson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 10a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Norma Smith Incumbent||61.1%||42,581|
Norma Smith was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 10. She was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and defeated Democrat Laura Lewis in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 10a General Election (2010)|
|Norma Smith (R)||36,190|
|Laura Lewis (D)||23,546|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 10a Primary (2010)|
|Norma Smith (R)||27,511||96.99%|
|Laura Lewis (D)||853||3.01%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Norma Smith won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 10 receiving 50.36% of the vote (34,038 votes), defeating Democrat Tim Knue who received 49.64% of the vote (33,558 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 10(2008)|
|Norma Smith (R)||34,038||50.36%|
|Tim Knue (D)||33,558||49.64%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $522,573 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Norma Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 10||$76,515|
|2010||Washington State House, District 10||$93,864|
|2008||Washington State House, District 10||$189,161|
|2000||Washington State Senate, District 10||$163,033|
|Grand Total Raised||$522,573|
2012Smith won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $76,515.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Norma Smith's campaign in 2012|
|Canlis, Chris & Alice||$3,600|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,800|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,800|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,800|
|Washington Credit Union League||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$76,515|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Smith was up for re-election, she collected $93,864 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Norma Smith's campaign in 2010|
|Canlis, Chris & Alice||$3,200|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
|Puget Sound Energy||$1,600|
|Pemco Mutual Insurance||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$93,864|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Norma Smith's 2008 campaign.
|House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington||$55,000|
|Building Industry Association of Washington||$1,600|
|National Federation of Independent Business||$1,600|
|Pacific Merchant Shipping Association||$1,600|
|Delta Dental Washington Dental Services||$1,600|
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. 
Smith proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $21.9 million, the 77th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Smith voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Norma Smith|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Smith is widowed and has four children.
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- Norma Smith's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Smith
- House Republicans Office Website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2000
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Smith
- ↑ "votenormasmith," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- ↑ Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- ↑ Washington State Election Results
- ↑ Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Smith, Norma C," accessed September 30, 2013
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- ↑ Freedom Foundation "Legislative Voting Record," Accessed October 10, 2013
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