|Illinois House of Representatives District 71|
|2013 - Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Hampton, Illinois|
|Profession||Correctional center staff|
Smiddy worked on the staff of Congressman Lane Evans. He is currently a human resources representative/supply supervisor for East Moline Correctional Center.
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."
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 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|
Smiddy and his wife, Deb, have two children.
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- Illinois marijuana bill offers prescription for reform - Quad City Times
- Gun bill gets overwhelming support in Illinois House - Quad City Times
- Illinois House sends pension reform to Senate - Bloomington Pantagraph
- Lawmakers encouraging study for future east west passenger rail development - Bloomington Pantagraph
- Proposed 70 mph rural interstate speed limit heads to Gov. Quinn - Bloomington Pantagraph
- Lower drunk-driving limit gets mixed reviews in Illinois - Quad City Times
- House sends pension overhaul to Senate - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
- A showdown in Springfield? - Saukvalley
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- ↑ Mike Smiddy, "Issues," accessed October 25, 2012
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
Richard Morthland (R)
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