|Illinois House of Representatives District 71|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Place of birth||Hampton, Illinois|
Smiddy's professional experience includes working on the staff of Congressman Lane Evans and as a human resources representative/supply supervisor for East Moline Correctional Center.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smiddy served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations-Higher Education|
|• Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development|
|• Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges|
Smiddy's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Standing up for Children, Seniors, and Veterans
- Excerpt: "I’ll fight to restore the building blocks of a strong economy: good jobs you can raise a family on, real retirement security, quality public schools, and affordable college tuition."
- Closing corporate tax loopholes instead of schools
- Excerpt: "The Illinois tax system is broken and unfair to working families. Instead of slashing education or seniors’ programs, we need to eliminate corporate loopholes to ensure they pay their fair share—just like the rest of us. Our school districts need that money more than the wealthy corporate interests do."
- Creating Jobs that can Support a Family
- Excerpt: "We need to actively invest in our economy to create good-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced. Expanding and improving our state infrastructure is vital to the economic well-being of Illinois families. I will work to expand our high-speed rail network, which creates jobs and provides a long-term economic boost to our community."
- Ensuring quality public education for all children
- Excerpt: "I will fight to give our kids the tools they need to prepare for a 21st century economy: better public schools, increased job training programs, and more affordable college. I will oppose any effort to balance the Illinois budget on the backs of public school students and will fight the make college tuition affordable for working families."
- Fed Up to the Status Quo
- Excerpt: " At a time when our students, veterans, and seniors can’t get what they deserve, we can’t afford any more backroom deals at taxpayer expense. Illinois needs a legislature that is willing to make bold moves to solve our problems. I will push legislation that docks legislators’ pay if they fail to pass a balanced budget that makes sense for working families in Illinois."
Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Mike Smiddy ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim Wozniak was set to face Jeff McKinley in the Republican primary, but McKinley withdrew from the race on January 27, 2014, leaving Wozniak unopposed. Smiddy then defeated Wozniak in the general election.
Smiddy won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 71. Smiddy defeated James F. Arduini in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Richard Morthland (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Richard Morthland Incumbent||47.9%||23,037|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 71 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|James F. Arduini||32.1%||1,827|
Comprehensive donor information for Smiddy is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Smiddy raised a total of $461,609 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.
|Mike Smiddy's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State House, District 71||$461,609|
|Grand Total Raised||$461,609|
2012Smiddy won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smiddy raised a total of $461,609.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Smiddy's campaign in 2012|
|AFSCME Illinois Council 31||$96,720|
|Illinois Education Association||$57,000|
|Protecting Americas Retirees||$25,722|
|Total Raised in 2012||$461,609|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Smiddy and his wife, Deb, have two children.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Mike Smiddy for IL - 71 Facebook page
- Profile from Open States
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Mike Smiddy," accessed March 3, 2014
- Mike Smiddy, "Issues," accessed October 25, 2012
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- The Chicago Tribune, "Results List (Unofficial)," accessed November 5, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "Smiddy, Mike," accessed July 23, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
Richard Morthland (R)
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