Fred Smith (Arkansas Representative)
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 50|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Arkansas House of Representatives|
|January 10, 2011-January 26, 2011|
|Profession||Former Harlem Globetrotter|
Smith was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 50, before being disqualified from the primary ballot by Judge Mary McGowan in April 2012. He was previously a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing the 54th District from January 10 to January 26, 2011. He resigned after being found guilty of theft.
Smith's professional experience includes playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Transportation|
|• Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs|
|• Legislative Joint Auditing|
|• Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate|
|• Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate|
Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Milton Nicks, Jr. defeated incumbent Fred Smith in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 50 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Milton Nicks, Jr.||67.1%||1,109|
|Fred Smith Incumbent||32.9%||544|
Smith won election in the 2012 election for Arkansas House, District 50. Smith would have faced District 54 incumbent Hudson Hallum in the May 22 Democratic primary but was removed from the Democratic primary ballot in April 2012. However, Smith got on the ballot as a Green Party candidate.
Smith was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. Smith was set to face Hallum, who withdrew from the race and resigned his seat on September 5, 2012 after pleading guilty to election fraud. Hallum remained on the general election ballot, but an Election Day court order rendered him ineligible with no votes to be counted for him, leaving Smith effectively unopposed. 
The Democratic Party sued to get Smith thrown off of the ballot, arguing that he was ineligible because he was a convicted felon. A judge dismissed the felony case on March 15, saying that Smith had complied with the conditions of the sentence.. A hearing was held on April 5 to settle the matter. Judge Mary McGowan removed Smith from the ballot.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 54 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Fred Smith (D)||1,032|
|James Pulliaum (D)||693|
|Gary Tobar (D)||493|
|D'James Rogers, II (D)||410|
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 54 Dem Primary Runoff (2010)|
|Fred Smith (D)||979|
|James Pulliaum (D)||852|
Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $7,050 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.
|Fred Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State House, District 50||$1,500|
|2010||Arkansas State House, District 54||$5,550|
|Grand Total Raised||$7,050|
2012Smith won re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $1,500.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Fred Smith (Arkansas Representative)'s campaign in 2012|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$1,000|
|At&T Arkansas Pac||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,500|
|Source: [d Follow the Money]|
2010Smith won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $5,550.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Fred Smith (Arkansas Representative)'s campaign in 2010|
|Arkansas Healthcare Association||$1,000|
|Arkansas Dental Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$5,550|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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Smith has three children.
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- Arkansas Times, "Judge McGowan rules against ballot for Fred Smith," April 9, 2012
- Arkansas Business, "UPDATE: State Rep. Fred Smith Found Guilty of Felony Theft, Resigns from House," January 26, 2011
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 26, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed July 3, 2012
- The City Wire, "Arkansas legislator guilty of election fraud," September 5, 2012
- WREG, "Candidate Wins After Late Court Ruling," November 7, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Election Results 2012," accessed November 7, 2012
- Arkansas Business Journal, "Prosecutor to Fight Order Clearing Fred Smith's Criminal Record," March 23, 2012
- KATV, "Ark. judge sets hearing over ex-lawmaker's bid," March 27, 2012
- VoteNaturally.org, "Primary results," accessed May 12, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Smith, Fred," accessed August 8, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 1, 2014
- Arkansas House of Representatives, "Frederick Smith," accessed March 26, 2014
Mark Biviano (R)
|Arkansas House District 50
| Succeeded by|
Milton Nicks, Jr. (D)
Otis Davis (D)
|Arkansas House District 54
| Succeeded by|
Hudson Hallum (D)
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