Whet Smith

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Whet Smith
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Texas House of Representatives, District 138
PartyRepublican
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Whet Smith was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 138 of the Texas House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

Smith's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

PUBLIC EDUCATION

  • Excerpt:"Texas can be a national leader for education by adequately funding our schools, recruiting and retaining good teachers that will focus on equipping our children with life skills, and focusing on creative and innovative solutions in the area of education."

A SOUND ECONOMY

  • Excerpt:"As a small business owner, I am aware of the drag that taxes and regulation can have on our local businesses, especially those trying to get off the ground. In the Legislature I will continue the Texas tradition of low taxes, minimal regulation, and limits on frivolous lawsuits that make Texas such a great place to live, relocate, start businesses, and create jobs."

HONEST BUDGETING

  • Excerpt:"Texas now has a permanent structural budget deficit that will not go away even with an improving economy. Shifting money from one cycle to another and deliberately underestimating the cost of services is not solving the problem. It is simply kicking the can down the road. I will not support or vote for any budget that uses such gimmicks to pretend the budget has been balanced."

FOSTER CARE REFORM

  • Excerpt:"As foster parents this issue is close to our hearts. LyAnna and I have had the opportunity to see firsthand how The Department of Family and Protective Services could be improved to greatly benefit these children. As your next State Representative I will take the lead in doing the right thing for our most vulnerable children."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 138. Smith was defeated by incumbent Dwayne Bohac in the May 29 primary election.[2][3]

Texas House of Representatives District 138 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDwayne Bohac Incumbent 72.5% 5,861
Whet Smith 27.5% 2,222
Total Votes 8,083

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