Richard A. Smith
|Richard A. Smith|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of New Haven|
|J.D.||University of Bridgeport School of Law|
Smith earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Haven. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Bridgeport School of Law.
Smith's professional experience includes working as an educator, teaching real estate paralegal/adult education courses. He is currently an attorney/co-owner of a law firm.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Labor and Public Employees, Ranking Member|
|• Planning and Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Revenue and Bonding|
|• Planning and Development|
Smith ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 108. Smith ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Richard A. Smith Incumbent||100%||7,632|
Smith defeated Ken Neal (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108 General Election (2010)|
|Richard A. Smith (R)||5,053|
|Ken Neal (D)||3,810|
Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $29,666 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Richard A. Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108||$1,615|
|2010||Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108||$28,051|
|Grand Total Raised||$29,666|
2012Smith won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $1,615.
|Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard A. Smith's campaign in 2012|
|Mardis Jr., Allen||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,615|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Smith raised $30,989 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,740 to his campaign.
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Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
- See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.
Smithh received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.
Smith and his wife Elizabeth have two children.
- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions 2010
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 21, 2012
- "Follow the Money," "Smtih, Richard A.," accessed September 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012
Mary Ann Carson
|Connecticut House District 108
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