Richard A. Smith

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Richard A. Smith
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 108
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Haven
J.D.University of Bridgeport School of Law
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

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

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent Richard A. Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1]

2012

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.[2][3][4]

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

2010

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.[5]

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

2012

Smith won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $1,615.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard A. Smith's campaign in 2012
Fickett, David$100
Cammarano, Philip$100
Copp, Harold$100
Fickett, Karen$100
Mardis Jr., Allen$100
Total Raised in 2012$1,615
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Smith raised $30,989 in contributions.[6]

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

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Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[7]

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[8]

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.[9]

2012

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.[9]

Personal

Smith and his wife Elizabeth have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Ann Carson
Connecticut House District 108
2011–present
Succeeded by
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