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Cary Smith
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Current candidacy
Running for Montana State Senate, District 27
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Montana House of Representatives, District 55
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah, 1972
Personal
BirthdayDecember 8, 1950
Place of birthSalt Lake City, Utah
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Cary Smith (b. December 8, 1950) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Beginning in the 2011 session, Smith serves as a Majority Whip.[1] Smith did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Smith earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah in 1972. His professional experience includes working in management at Sears Roebuck and Company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Human Services, Vice Chair
Legislative Administration
Rules, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Eric Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Cary Smith defeated Donald Roberts in the Republican primary. Johnson faces Smith in the general election. Incumbent Elsie Arntzen (R), who is not up for re-election, was reassigned to District 26 by redistricting.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCary Smith 60.4% 2,673
Donald Roberts 39.6% 1,752
Total Votes 4,425

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 55. Smith ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Bob Winger (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCary Smith Incumbent 63.1% 3,297
     Democratic Bob Winger 36.9% 1,924
Total Votes 5,221

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Smith won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Ken Crouch ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 55 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cary Smith (R) 2,852
Ken Crouch (D) 1,288

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cary Smith won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 55, receiving 3,118 votes.

Smith raised $17,135 for his campaign.[8]

Montana House of Representatives, District 55
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cary Smith (R) 3,118
Robert Maxson (D) 2,308

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $44,479 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.[9]

Cary Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 55 Won $12,598
2010 Montana House, District 55 Won $14,746
2008 Montana House, District 55 Won $17,135
Grand Total Raised $44,479

2012

Smith won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $12,598.
Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cary Smith's campaign in 2012
Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee$800
Wing, Gregory$160
Knudsen, Austin$160
Priest, Jason$160
Dobbs, Glenn M.$160
Total Raised in 2012$12,598
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Smith was up for re-election, he collected $14,746 in donations.[10]

His largest contributor in 2010 was:

Donor Amount
Cary Smith $2,250

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Cary Smith's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Cary Lemert Smith $5,230

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.

Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."[11]
Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.

Personal

Smith and his wife, Susan, have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 55
2008–present
Succeeded by
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