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Don Smith (South Carolina)

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Don Smith
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South Carolina House District 83
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Don Smith (b. February 21, 1938) was a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 83.


Smith earned his BA from the University of South Carolina in 1962.

Professional experience

Smith served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1960. He then served in the United States Army Reserve from 1960 to 1965. From 1962 to 1965, he was a Business Official at the First National Bank of South Carolina. He then worked as Branch Manager at the South Carolina National Bank from 1965 to 1967. Smith worked for the Medical College of Georgia as an Administrator from 1967 to 1999. He is now retired.

Political experience

Smith served on the North Augusta City Council from 1998 to 2000. He joined the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000 and served in that position until 2010, representing the 83rd District.

Committee assignments

While in the South Carolina House, Smith served on the following committees:

Subcommittee on K-12 Education
Subcommittee on Regulations



Smith did not run for re-election to District 83 in 2010.


On November 4, 2008 Smith won re-election to the 83rd District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Judy Hamilton (D).

Smith raised $34,094 for his campaign, while Hamilton raised $408.[1]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 83 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Don Smith (R) 11,124
Judy Hamilton (D) 4,413

Campaign donors


Smith raised $34,094 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[2]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $10,000
Donald Smith $2,875
South Carolina Leadership PAC $2,000
Palmetto Leadership Council $2,000
South Carolina Optometric Association $1,050


Smith and his wife, Linda, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Carolina House of Representatives District 83
Succeeded by
Bill Hixon (R)