Norma Smith

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Norma Smith
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Washington House of Representatives District 10a
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Norma Smith is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 10. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Smith is a former Special Assistant for Veterans, Military and Local Governmental Affair for the Office of Congressman Jack Metcalf. She is also a former Director of Corporate Communications/Former Director of Senior Community Programs for CRISA Ministries. She has also worked for Lindsay Communications, in Global Seascape, and as Director of Operations for Export Related Business.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Budget
Government Accountability and Oversight
Higher Education
Technology and Economic Development


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Smith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Public Safety and Our Most Vulnerable

  • Excerpt: "Norma believes that public safety and caring for our most vulnerable is at the heart of all the legislature does. The taxpayers of Washington state deserve to feel safe and secure in their communities."


  • Excerpt: "Budget sustainability and discipline are critical to providing the essential services of government. Norma believes we have adequate dollars to provide for essential services without raising taxes."

Quality of Life

  • Excerpt: "The 10th District is truly one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Washington. From Whidbey Island to Camano, Stanwood to the Skagit Valley, we enjoy a quality of life unmatched anywhere else."


  • Excerpt: "We must be laser focused on job-creation and our economic recovery. Norma serves effectively as the ranking member on the Community, Economic Development and Housing Committee because she works closely with small business owners and business advocates and understands the specific challenges facing employers trying to retain and grow jobs in this fragile economic climate."


  • Excerpt: "Every student deserves the opportunity to have a quality education and to be prepared for success. The Washington state constitution is clear; providing for the basic education of all children within our borders is the paramount duty of the legislature in the budgeting process."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Norma Smith (R) and Michael Scott (L) were unopposed in the primary. Smith and Scott will face off in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 10a. Smith was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Aaron Simpson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 10a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNorma Smith Incumbent 61.1% 42,581
     Democratic Aaron Simpson 38.9% 27,061
Total Votes 69,642


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Norma Smith was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 10. She was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and defeated Democrat Laura Lewis in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 10a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Norma Smith (R) 36,190
Laura Lewis (D) 23,546
Washington House of Representatives, District 10a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Norma Smith (R) 27,511 96.99%
Green check mark transparent.png Laura Lewis (D) 853 3.01%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Norma Smith won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 10 receiving 50.36% of the vote (34,038 votes), defeating Democrat Tim Knue who received 49.64% of the vote (33,558 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 10(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Norma Smith (R) 34,038 50.36%
Tim Knue (D) 33,558 49.64%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7] Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $522,573 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[8]

Norma Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 10 Won $76,515
2010 Washington State House, District 10 Won $93,864
2008 Washington State House, District 10 Won $189,161
2000 Washington State Senate, District 10 Defeated $163,033
Grand Total Raised $522,573


Smith won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $76,515.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Norma Smith's campaign in 2012
Canlis, Chris & Alice$3,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,800
Farmers Insurance Group$1,800
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe$1,800
Washington Credit Union League$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$76,515
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Smith was up for re-election, she collected $93,864 in donations.[9]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Norma Smith's campaign in 2010
Canlis, Chris & Alice$3,200
Burnett, Dee$1,600
Washington Restaurant Association$1,600
Puget Sound Energy$1,600
Pemco Mutual Insurance$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $93,864


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Norma Smith's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington $55,000
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
National Federation of Independent Business $1,600
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association $1,600
Delta Dental Washington Dental Services $1,600


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Washington

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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[10]


In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[11]

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[12] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[12] Smith missed 1 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[13]


Smith proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $21.9 million, the 77th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[14] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Smith voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Norma Smith
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Smith is widowed and has four children.

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