Calvin Smyre

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Calvin Smyre
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Georgia House of Representatives District 135
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 1975 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 39
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Caucus Chair, Georgia State House of Representatives
1999-present
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1974
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFort Valley State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1970
Personal
BirthdayMay 17, 1947
Place of birthChattahoochee County, GA
ProfessionBanker
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Calvin Smyre is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 135. He was first elected to the chamber in 1974.

Smyre serves as the House Minority Caucus Chair.

Biography

Smyre's professional experience includes working as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs with the Synovus Financial Corporation and a banker. He served in the United States Army in 1970.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Higher Education
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smyre served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smyre served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Calvin Smyre was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smyre ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 135. Smyre ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012. Danny Arencibia ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3] Smyre defeated Danny Arencibia in the general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 135, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Smyre Incumbent 76.8% 10,614
     Republican Danny Arencibia 23.2% 3,205
Total Votes 13,819

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smyre ran for re-election to the 132nd 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.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 132 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Calvin Smyre (D) 6,280 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Smyre was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 132. Smyre (D) finished with 8,749 votes while his opponent Zephaniah Baker (I) finished wtih 3,013 votes.[6] Smyre raised $218,381 for his campaign fund.[7]

Georgia House of Representatives District 132
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Calvin Smyre (D) 8,749
Zephaniah Baker (I) 3,013

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smyre is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Smyre raised a total of $1,568,415 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[8]

Calvin Smyre's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 135 Won $173,425
2010 Georgia State House, District 132 Won $178,950
2008 Georgia State House, District 132 Won $218,381
2006 Georgia State House, District 132 Won $182,600
2004 Georgia State House, District 132 Won $240,954
2002 Georgia State House, District 111 Won $293,975
2000 Georgia State House, District 136 Won $170,918
1998 Georgia State House, District 136 Won $67,387
1996 Georgia State House, District 136 Won $41,825
Grand Total Raised $1,568,415

2012

Smyre won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smyre raised a total of $173,425.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Calvin Smyre's campaign in 2012
Smyre, Calvin$35,000
Blanchard, James H$5,000
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$3,500
Total System Services$3,000
Waste Management$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$173,425
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Smyre collected $178,950 in campaign contributions.[9] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Calvin Smyre's campaign in 2010
Smyre, Calvin$16,871
Hanna, David G$4,800
Synovus Financial$4,700
Bank Of America$3,400
Georgia Credit Union League$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $178,950

2008

In 2008, Smyre collected $218,381 in campaign contributions.[10] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Synovus Financial Corporation $4,600
Card Services Inc. $4,600
Pfizer $4,300
James H. Blanchard $3,300
Anderson Financial Services DBA Loanmax $2,300

Personal

Smyre is on the Board of Trustees for the Atlanta University School of Social Work, Fort Valley State University Foundation, Jack D. Hughston Foundation, Medical College of Georgia Foundation, and Moorehouse School of Medicine.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lynmore James (D)
Georgia House of Representatives District 135
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 132
1975–2013
Succeeded by
Carl Von Epps (D)