Richard H. Smith

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Richard H. Smith
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Georgia House of Representatives District 134
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University, 1968
Master'sUniversity of Florida, 1970
Personal
BirthdayMarch 9, 1945
Place of birthWrightsville, GA
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Richard H. Smith (b. March 9, 1945) is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 134. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Smith served as a City Counselor in Columbus, Georgia from 1997 to 2002.

Biography

Smith's professional experience include working as County Director for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service in Columbus and Polk Counties.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Insurance, Chair
Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment
Natural Resources and Environment
Rules

2011-2012

2009-2010

Elections

2014

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 Richard H. Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 134. Smith ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 134, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard H. Smith Incumbent 100% 18,000
Total Votes 18,000

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith ran for re-election to the 131st District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary and no one ran against him in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 131 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard H. Smith (R) 11,941 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Smith was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 131. Smith (R) ran unopposed and finished with 18,107 votes.[7] Smith raised $85,419 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 131
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard H. Smith (R) 18,107

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $443,387 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[9]

Richard H. Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 134 Won $181,531
2010 Georgia State House, District 131 Won $84,974
2008 Georgia State House, District 131 Won $85,419
2006 Georgia State House, District 131 Won $52,219
2004 Georgia State House, District 131 Won $39,244
Grand Total Raised $443,387

2012

Smith won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $181,531.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard H. Smith's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia$5,000
Wellcare Of Georgia$5,000
State Farm Insurance$5,000
Unitedhealthcare$5,000
American Insurance Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$181,531
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Smith collected $84,974 in campaign contributions.[10] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard H. Smith's campaign in 2010
Leebern Jr, Donald M$5,800
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Georgia$3,400
Leebern Iii, Donald M$2,400
American Insurance Association$2,000
Georgia Alliance Of Community Hospitals$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $84,974

2008

In 2008, Smith collected $85,419 in campaign contributions.[11] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Richard H. Smith $6,300
Donald M. Leebern III $4,600
HMMG LLC $4,000
Home Builders Association of Georgia $2,000
Donald M. Leebern, Jr. $2,000

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[12]

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."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[13]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Cheokas (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 134
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 131
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Johnnie L. Caldwell, Jr. (R)