Patricia Smith

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Patricia Smith
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 67
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 6
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember 17, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sKent State University
ProfessionExxon Mobil Public Affairs (retired)
Office website
Patricia Haynes Smith is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 67. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007.


Smith earned her B.S. in Education from Kent State University. Her professional experience includes working in Public Affairs at Exxon Mobil.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Smith won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. She defeated Lorri Burgess (D) in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 67 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Smith Incumbent 61.1% 2,916
     Democratic Lorri Burgess 38.9% 1,854
Total Votes 4,770


In 2007, Smith was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. She defeated Lorri Burgess.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 67 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patricia Smith (D) 2,793
Lorri Burgess (D) 2,271

Campaign donors


In 2011, Smith received $220,713 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patricia Smith's campaign in 2011
Louisiana Democratic Party$54,158
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana$4,763
Louisiana State Farm Agents$3,500
Louisiana Hospital Association$3,500
Baton Rouge Area Chamber Of Commerce$3,250
Total Raised in 2011 $220,713
Total Votes received in 2011 2,916
Cost of each vote received $75.69


In 2007, a year in which Smith was up for election, she collected $142,416 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce $12,500
Louisiana Manufacturers Association $10,000
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry $5,500
501 Property LLC $5,000


Smith is a member of the Democratic Caucus and the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus.[4]

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Louisiana House of Representatives District 67
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