Stephen Smith (Wisconsin)
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 75|
|January 7, 2013 – present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Associate's||UW Center – Barron County (1971)|
|Bachelor's||University Of Wisconsin – Superior (1973)|
|Profession||Majority Owner, Rainbow Home Center, Inc.|
Smith earned his associate's degree from the UW Center at Barron County in 1971 and his bachelor's degree from the University Of Wisconsin–Superior in 1973.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rural Affairs|
|• Small Business Development|
Smith's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "I believe that the real job creators are people just like you and me who buy products off store shelves every single day. That's how we're going to fix our economy; by being able to buy things off of our want-to list, not just our have-to list."
Education and Schools
- Excerpt: "Our property tax dollars are going to be making up the difference for these voucher schools, and it's going to hurt our kids, our schools, and our pocketbooks. We can't afford to fund two separate school systems when we can barely afford the one we have now."
- Excerpt: "Every citizen in Wisconsin deserves the right to have access to quality, affordable healthcare. Had our state's leadership not turned down the federal medicaid expansion, an additional 85,000 people could have been covered by BadgerCare. Instead, the Wisconsin taxpayers are stuck with the bill, paying an additional $119 million that could have been put to good use elsewhere. We can't let our current state leadership keep playing politics with our health."
- Excerpt: "We need to do all we can to promote and protect Wisconsin’s agriculture. Wisconsin’s $60 billion agriculture and food sector accounts for 10% of the jobs in the state. I have a proven track record of standing up for farmers and rural Wisconsin."
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014
Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Stephen Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Romaine Quinn defeated Ken Mandley in the Republican primary. Smith faced Quinn in the general election. The challenger, Romaine Quinn, defeated Smith in the general election.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 75 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Stephen Smith Incumbent||45.1%||9,643|
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 75 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Romaine Robert Quinn||64.9%||2,231|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
Smith won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 75. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated incumbent Roger Rivard (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 75, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Roger Rivard Incumbent||48.8%||13,841|
Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $72,192 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.
|Stephen Smith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 75||$72,192|
|Grand Total Raised||$72,192|
2012Smith won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $72,192.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Stephen Smith's campaign in 2012|
|Smith, Stephen J||$6,785|
|Wisconsin Federation of Teachers||$1,000|
|Kratochvil, Mary Jo||$850|
|Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte of Wisconsin||$570|
|Citizens for Peter Barca||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$72,192|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Stephen for 75th WI, "Issues," accessed October 27, 2014
- Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin 2014 fall primary election results," accessed August 12, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability, "Candidates Registered by Office," June 11, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Partisan Primary," accessed June 4, 2014 (dead link)
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Canvass Results for 2014 General Election," December 1, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Smith, Stephen," accessed June 7, 2013
Roger Rivard (R)
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