Margaret Smith (West Virginia legislator)

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Margaret Smith
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 46
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Virginia Wesleyan
Master'sWest Virginia University
J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
OtherEdD, West Virginia University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 10, 1952
Place of birthWeston, WV
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Margaret "Peggy" Donaldson Smith (b. August 10, 1952) is a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 46. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Smith earned her B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan. She went on to receive her MA and EdD from West Virginia University. She then earned her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law.

Smith has worked as a legislative assistant for West Virginia Treasurer Larrie Bailey. She currently works as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Organization
Roads and Transportation
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
Interstate Cooperation, Chair
Children, Juveniles and Other Issues
Government Organization

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. Incumbent Peggy Donaldson Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Atchison defeated Derek Long was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith will face Atchison in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 46 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Atchison 62.3% 966
Derek Long 37.7% 584
Total Votes 1,550

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Smith ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 46. Smith ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Smith was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 38 in the November 2, 2010, general election. She was unopposed in the general election.[7][8][9]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 38 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Smith (D) 4,291 100%
West Virginia State Senate, District 38 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Donaldson Smith (D) 1,301 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $39,561 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[10]

Margaret Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 46 Won $19,470
2010 West Virginia State House, District 38 Won $8,090
2008 West Virginia State House, District 38 Won $12,001
Grand Total Raised $39,561

2012

Smith won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $19,470.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Margaret Smith (West Virginia legislator)'s campaign in 2012
Smith, Peggy Donaldson (Margaret)$9,000
West Virginia Federation of Teachers$1,000
Dominion$1,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$1,000
North Central West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$19,470
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Smith won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $8,090.

2008

Smith won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $12,001.

Personal

Smith and her husband, Michael, have one child.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

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Legislators are scored on their votes on the Water Resources Protection Act and its amendments.

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