|Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington 1|
|2003 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||12|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Vermont, 1987|
|J.D.||Indiana University, 1991|
|Date of birth||December 16, 1965|
|Place of birth||Danbury, Connecticut|
Smith earned his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1987. He went on to receive his J.D. from Indiana University in 1991.
Smith is a lawyer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judicial Rules, Vice-chair|
|• Legislative Council|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judicial Rules|
|• Legislative Council|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Legislative Council|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Lamoille-Washington has two state representatives. Incumbent Shap Smith and Avram Patt were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mickey Smith and Emily Lapan were unopposed in the Republican primary. Patt and Shap Smith defeated Mickey Smith and Lapan in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Lamoille-Washington District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Shap Smith Incumbent||35.2%||1,737|
|Republican||Emily B. Lapan||19.3%||951|
Smith won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Lamoille-Washington. Smith was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington 1 General Election (2010)|
|Shap Smith (D)||2,441|
|Peter Peltz (D)||2,127|
Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $18,387 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Shap Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Lamoille-Washington||$12,722|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Lamoille-Washington-1||$5,665|
|Grand Total Raised||$18,387|
2012Smith won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $12,722.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Shap Smith's campaign in 2012|
|Vermont Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Renewable Energy Vermont||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$12,722|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Smith was up for election, he collected $5,665 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Shap Smith's campaign in 2010|
|Campaign Research Center||$1,000|
|Miller, Eric & Elizabeth||$500|
|Vermont Association Of Realtors||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$5,665|
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Smith and his wife, Melissa Volansky, have two children.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Smith, Shap," accessed September 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
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