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Richard A. Smith

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Richard A. Smith
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Haven
J.D.University of Bridgeport School of Law
Office website
Richard A. Smith is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 108. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Smith earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Haven. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Bridgeport School of Law.

Smith's professional experience includes working as an educator, teaching real estate paralegal/adult education courses. He is currently an attorney/co-owner of a law firm.

Committee assignments


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

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor and Public Employees, Ranking Member
Planning and Development


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



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 108. Smith ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard A. Smith Incumbent 100% 7,632
Total Votes 7,632


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith defeated Ken Neal (D) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Richard A. Smith (R) 5,053
Ken Neal (D) 3,810

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $29,666 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[4]

Richard A. Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108 Won $1,615
2010 Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108 Won $28,051
Grand Total Raised $29,666


Smith won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $1,615.


In 2010, Smith raised $30,989 in contributions.[5]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $25,740 to his campaign.

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Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[6]


Smithh received a score of 8 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied for the 8th highest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.[6]


Smith and his wife Elizabeth have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Ann Carson
Connecticut House District 108
Succeeded by