Suzanne Smith

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New Hampshire House of Representatives, Grafton 8
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJuly 19, 1948
Place of birthGreen Bay, Wisconsin
ProfessionHomeopath
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Suzanne J. Smith (b. July 19, 1948) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Grafton 8. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Smith earned her associate's degree in Holistic Health from Vermont Community College and C.N. in nutrition from the National Institute for Nutrition Education. Her professional experience includes working as a self-employed professional homeopath and certified nutritionist, assistant editor and copy editor at American Homeopath Journal, owner and manager at Food For Thought Natural Market, and broadcaster at WDIY-FM.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2013
Resources, Recreation and Development, Vice Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on this committee:

New Hampshire Committee Assignments, 2011
Environment and Agriculture

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Incumbents Suzanne Smith and Mary Cooney are unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Edward M. Swanson will face Omer C. Ahern, Jr. and John H. Tucker in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith won re-election in the 2012 election for New Hampshire House of Representatives, Grafton 8. Smith advanced past the September 11 primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Grafton 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSid Lovett 20.9% 2,648
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Cooney Incumbent 20.6% 2,609
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Smith Incumbent 20.6% 2,609
     Republican Neil McIver 14% 1,766
     Republican Ralph Larson 12% 1,521
     Republican John Randlett 11.8% 1,495
Total Votes 12,648

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Smith was re-elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.[5][6]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Grafton 7 general election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Suzanne Smith (D) 1,009
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Cooney (D) 951
Henry Ahern (R) 885
Neil McIver (R) 825

2008

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Smith won election by finishing second for the two-seat Grafton District 7 of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, receiving 2,176 votes behind Democrat Mary Cooney (2,183) and ahead of Republicans Neil McIver (1,384) and John Randlett (1,116) and "Others" (10).[7]

Smith raised $1,261 for her campaign, against $350 by Randlett.[8]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Grafton District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Cooney (D) 2,183
Green check mark transparent.png Suzanne Smith (D) 2,176
Neil McIver (R) 1,384
John Randlett (R) 1,116
Others 10

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $1,751 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[9]

Suzanne Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Hampshire House, Grafton 8 Won $0
2010 New Hampshire House, Grafton 7 Won $490
2008 New Hampshire House, Grafton 7 Won $1,261
Grand Total Raised $1,751

2012

Smith won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $0.
New Hampshire House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Suzanne Smith's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Smith won re-election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $490.

2008

Cooney won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Cooney raised a total of $1,261.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 2 to July 1. In 2014, the 163rd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 8 through June 13.

  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on bills relating to economic freedom and prosperity.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, first year, was in session from January 5 through July 1. In 2012, the 162nd New Hampshire General Court, second year, was in session from January 4 through June 27.

  • Legislators are scored based on if they voted with the traditional principles and values of the Republican Party.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on pro-liberty and anti-liberty votes.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key business legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on 39 roll call votes in the House and 20 roll call votes in the Senate during the 2011-2012 session.

Personal

Smith and her husband, John Lloyd, have two children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
'
New Hampshire House of Representatives - Grafton 7 District
2008–2012
Succeeded by
James Aguiar (D)