Greg Smith (Kansas)
|Kansas State Senate District 21|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Kansas House of Representatives District 22|
|Bachelor's||Avila University, 2006|
|Associate's||Johnson County Community College, 2003|
|Master's||Avila University, 2010|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Birthday||October 8, 1959|
|Place of birth||Emporia, Kansas|
Smith earned his B.A. in History and his M.A. in Education from Avila University in 2006 and 2010, respectively. His professional experience includes working in law enforcement. He served in the United States Navy Submarine Service from 1980 to 1989.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Ethics, Elections and Local Government|
Smith served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Corrections and Juvenile Justice|
|• Energy and Utilities|
|• Special Claims Against the State|
|• Veterans, Military and Homeland Security|
Smith's website highlights the following campaign themes:
On the side of Johnson County Schools
- Excerpt: "Money allocated to schools is not being spent in our students best interest. Greg's experience in the classroom allows him to work for our kids, not special interest groups."
On the side of Johnson County taxpayers
- Excerpt: "Greg voted to pass a tax cut that will jump start the business community by eliminating income tax on small business owners. Families will receive an instant pay raise."
On the side of Johnson County families
- Excerpt: "Greg has been a leader by working to keep our streets safe, equipping our police with the tools they need to do their job, and by keeping violent criminals behind bars."
On the side of Leadership
- Excerpt: "Greg has sponsored or co-sponsored legislation that benefits all Kansans."
- See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012
Smith won election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 21. Smith defeated Joe Beveridge in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Juanita Roy (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Kansas State Senate, District 21 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 22 General Election (2010)|
|Greg Smith (R)||2,955|
|Lisa Benlon (D)||2,844|
Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $125,712 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.
|Greg Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Kansas State Senate, District 21||$98,513|
|2010||Kansas State House, District 22||$27,199|
|Grand Total Raised||$125,712|
2012Smith won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $98,513.
|Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Greg Smith (Kansas)'s campaign in 2012|
|Crossland Construction Co||$2,500|
|Kansas Optometric Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$98,513|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Smith won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $27,199.
|Kansas State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Greg Smith (Kansas)'s campaign in 2010|
|Kansas Republican Party||$2,000|
|Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$27,199|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Kansas Freedom Index
The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.
Greg Smith received a score of 69.0% in the 2013 index.
Smith and his wife, Melissa, have four children.
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- Kansas Legislature - Senator Greg Smith
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Greg Smith for Kansas Senate, "Greg Smith," accessed March 29, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2012 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2010 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Smith, Greg," accessed June 4, 2013
- Kansas Policy Institute, "Freedom Index," accessed March 31, 2014
- 2013 Kansas Policy Index
Mark Taddiken (R)
|Kansas State Senate District 21
| Succeeded by|
Lisa Benlon (D)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 22
| Succeeded by|
Nancy Lusk (D)
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