Shirley Smith

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Shirley Smith
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Ohio State Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Ohio Senate
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Ohio State House of Representatives
1999-2007
Education
Associate'sCuyahoga Community College, 1982
Bachelor'sCleveland State University, 1986
Personal
Place of birthCleveland, OH
ProfessionManager, Cleveland Coca-Cola Bottling Company
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Shirley A. Smith (b. November 29, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 21. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. In 2011, she served as Assistant Minority Leader.

Smith served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006.

She was ineligible to run for re-election to the Senate in 2014 because of term-limits.

Biography

Smith earned her A.A. from Cuyahoga Community College in 1982 and her B.A. from Cleveland State University in 1986. Smith attended the Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University. Her professional experience includes being the manager of Cleveland Coca-Cola Bottling Company since 1997.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Criminal Justice
Finance
Public Utilities
State Government, Oversight, and Reform

2011-2012

2009-2010

Elections

2010

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2010

Smith won re-election to the Ohio State Senate against Burrell Jackson (R).[2] Neither candidate was opposed in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[3][4][5] The election took place on November 2, 2010.

Ohio State Senate, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley Smith (D) 55,836 84.40%
Burrell Jackson (R) 10,321 15.60%

2006

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Smith was elected to Ohio State Senate District 21.[6][7][8]

Smith raised $65,810 for her campaign.[9]

Ohio State Senate District 21
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley Smith (D) 61,513
Richard L. Norris (R) 10,563

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Smith raised $77,859.[10]

Listed below are primary contributors.

Donor Amount
OHIO CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION LOCAL 11 $5,000
OHIO CREDIT UNION LEAGUE $2,500
OHIO HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION $2,500
Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio $2,300
OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS $2,000

2008

In 2008, Smith raised $55,040.[11] She was not up for election.

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
FIRSTENERGY CORP $10,000
ANONYMOUS $5,145
OHIO CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION LOCAL 11 $3,100
OHIO NURSES ASSOCIATION $2,500
OHIO LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS $2,073
ABBOTT LABORATORIES $2,000

2006

In 2006, Harris had raised $65,810.[12]

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
OHIO NURSES ASSOCIATION $5,000
OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $4,500
SMITH, SHIRLEY $2,139
FIRSTENERGY CORP $2,000

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 130th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 7 to December 31. In 2014, the 130th Ohio General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[13] In 2012, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on middle class.
  • Innovation Ohio: 129th General Assembly - Votes on legislation supported by Governor Kasich
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bill's introduced at Governor Kasich’s urging or that had his vocal support.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Senators are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Representatives are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting Ohio's business community.

Personal

Smith has two children and currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Preceded by
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Ohio State Senate District 21
2007–present
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