John Smith (Tennessee)

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John Smith
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Tennessee, District 5
PartyRepublican
Personal
Place of birthNashville, TN
ProfessionDeputy sheriff
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John "Big John" Smith was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Tennessee.[1] He was defeated in the Republican primary.[2]

Smith was previously a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Tennessee.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Smith’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

The three most important issues I can see are the economy, debt and the assault on freedom from the inside of our republic from people sworn to protect our form of government.

1. On our economy, I will submit bills that will reverse all progressive policies that are against the growth of small business. Small businesses are the back bone of job growth in our economy.

2. Out of control Debt is a cancer to the economic health of our nation, it is not only a threat on our economic system but our national security. Debt is destroying the value of our currency. I will put forth legislation to cut spending on all levels of government.

3. The Assault on Freedom It is the job of the House of Representatives to stand up to an over reaching branch in the separation of powers of our republic. To many times this body has not used its constitutional authority to stop for example, judicial activism that is immoral or ACTIONS THROUGH ORDERS THAT ARE CONTRARY TO OUR CONSTITUTION by the executive branch. But what is dangerous, is when these people yield to foreign influence weakening our nation. I will fight this with every breath in my body once elected! [4]

—John Smith, http://web.archive.org/web/20140409170651/http://www.bigjohnsmithforcongress.com/

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Smith ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 5th District. He was defeated in the Republican primary.[2]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Ries 37.8% 11,384
Chris Carter 29.8% 8,975
John Smith 17.6% 5,306
Ronnie Holden 14.7% 4,419
Total Votes 30,084
Source: Results via Associated Press

2012

See also: Tennessee's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 5th District. He was defeated by Brad Staats in the August 2, 2012, Republican primary.[5]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Staats 26.4% 5,462
Justin Jones 16.4% 3,381
Bob Ries 26.2% 5,422
John Smith 20.3% 4,200
Tracey Tarum 10.7% 2,212
Total Votes 20,677

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