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  |Next election = [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 125|November 4, 2014]]
 
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  |Profession = Host, WAAW 94.7 FM
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Earnest Smith''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Georgia House of Representatives]], representing District 125. Smith represented the district, previously the 122nd District, since winning a special election in December 2009.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Earnest Smith''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Georgia House of Representatives]], representing District 125. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in December 2009.Smith represented the district, previously the 122nd District, since winning a special election in December 2009.<ref>[http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/latest/lat_704200.shtml?v=0917 ''The Augusta Chronicle,'' "State representative to be sworn in," December 28, 2009]</ref>
 
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Smith replaced [[Hardie Davis]], who resigned to run for the [[Georgia State Senate]].<ref>[http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/latest/lat_704200.shtml?v=0917 ''The Augusta Chronicle,'' "State representative to be sworn in," December 28, 2009]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Banks and Banking
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|Committee2 = Defense and Veterans Affairs
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|Committee3 = Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
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|Committee4 = Juvenile Justice
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
* [[Banks and Banking Committee, Georgia House of Representatives|Banks and Banking Committee]]
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* [[Children and Youth Committee, Georgia House of Representatives|Children and Youth Committee]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee, Georgia House of Representatives|Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee]]
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|State = Georgia
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Banks and Banking
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|Committee2 = Children and Youth
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|Committee3 = Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{GA HD125 2014}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Smith won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012|Georgia House of Representatives]] in the 125th District in 2012.  He ran unopposed in the July 31 Democratic primary and defeated [[David Hopper]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref name="SOS">[http://qual.sos.state.ga.us/QualifyingSearchResults.asp?RaceID=2 ''Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division'' "Candidate List" Accessed July 31, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/112424/en/summary.html ''Georgia Elections Division'' "2012 Election Results" Accessed November 16, 2012]</ref>
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Smith won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012|Georgia House of Representatives]] in the 125th District in 2012.  He ran unopposed in the July 31 Democratic primary and defeated [[David Hopper]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref name="SOS">[http://qual.sos.state.ga.us/QualifyingSearchResults.asp?RaceID=2 ''Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division'', "Candidate List" accessed July 31, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/112424/en/summary.html ''Georgia Elections Division'', "2012 Election Results" accessed November 16, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Smith ran for re-election to the 122nd District seat in 2010.  He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary and no one ran against him in the general election on [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2010_1102/swgahouse.htm Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results]</ref>
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Smith ran for re-election to the 122nd District seat in 2010.  He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary and no one ran against him in the general election on [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2010_1102/swgahouse.htm ''Georgia Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 Election results," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Smith
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|Full name = Earnest Smith
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = August 27, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=143397 ''followthemoney.org'', "Smith, Earnest," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 14672
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012|Georgia State House, District 125]]
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|totalraised2010 = 750
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010|Georgia State House, District 122]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|full Name = Earnest Smith
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|office= Georgia House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 14,672
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|org1 = At&T
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|org2 = Agl Resources
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|org3 = Richmond County Democratic Cmte
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|org4 = Georgia Auto Pawn
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|org5 = Comcast
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|orgamount1 = 1250
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 750
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Smith collected $750 in campaign contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=GA&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Georgia House 2010 contributions]</ref>  The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:
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In 2010, Smith collected $750 in campaign contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=GA&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable ''Follow The Money'', "Funds raised by 2010 Georgia House candidates," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref>  The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:
  
 
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==Controversy==
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==Controversies==
 
===Photoshop Bill===
 
===Photoshop Bill===
On February 13, 2013, Smith introduced a bill in the [[Georgia House of Representatives]] that would make "the electronic imposing of the facial image of a person onto an obscene depiction" illegal and carry a $1,000 fine.<ref>[http://legiscan.com/GA/bill/HB39 ''LegiScan'', "Georgia House Bill 39," February 5, 2013]</ref> The legislation is the result of an incident where one of Smith's critics, Andre Walker of Georgia Unfiltered, photoshopped his head onto the body of a male porn star. The legislation obviously faces a difficult challenge from the First Amendment as freedom of speech.<ref>[http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/02/georgia-bill-would-ban-photoshopping-legislators-head-on-porn-stars-body/ ''Ars Technica'', "Georgia bill would ban photoshopping legislator’s head on porn star’s body," February 13, 2013]</ref> Images like this may be considered "parodies," a type of free speech already protected by the First Amendment.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/13/georgia-lawmaker-wants-to-make-photoshopping-picture-crime/printprintprint ''Fox News'', "Georgia pol wants to make lewd photoshopping a crime after being mocked in porn star pic," February 13, 2013]</ref>
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On February 13, 2013, Smith introduced a bill in the [[Georgia House of Representatives]] that would make "the electronic imposing of the facial image of a person onto an obscene depiction" illegal and carry a $1,000 fine.<ref>[http://legiscan.com/GA/bill/HB39 ''LegiScan'', "Georgia House Bill 39," February 5, 2013]</ref> The legislation is the result of an incident where one of Smith's critics, Andre Walker of Georgia Unfiltered, photoshopped his head onto the body of a male porn star. Critics of Smith's response say that his proposed legislation is at odds with the First Amendment's free speech protections.<ref>[http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/02/georgia-bill-would-ban-photoshopping-legislators-head-on-porn-stars-body/ ''Ars Technica'', "Georgia bill would ban photoshopping legislator’s head on porn star’s body," February 13, 2013]</ref> Images like this may be considered "parodies," a type of free speech already protected by the First Amendment.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/13/georgia-lawmaker-wants-to-make-photoshopping-picture-crime/printprintprint ''Fox News'', "Georgia pol wants to make lewd photoshopping a crime after being mocked in porn star pic," February 13, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/house/bios/smithEarnest.htm Georgia House of Representatives - Rep. Earnest Smith]
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*[http://www.house.ga.gov/Representatives/en-US/member.aspx?Member=731&Session=23 Earnest Smith on the Georgia House of Representatives website]
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*[http://openstates.org/ga/legislators/GAL000203/earnest-smith/ Profile from Open States]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=138790 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=124581 2010]
  
 
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Earnest Smith
Ernest Smith.jpg
Georgia House of Representatives District 125
Incumbent
In office
December 28, 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedDecember 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAugusta State University's Hull School of Business
Personal
ProfessionHost, WAAW 94.7 FM
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Earnest Smith is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 125. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in December 2009.Smith represented the district, previously the 122nd District, since winning a special election in December 2009.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks and Banking
Defense and Veterans Affairs
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Juvenile Justice

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Earnest G. Smith was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while W.P. "Pat" Garrett was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith will face Garrett in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith won re-election in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives in the 125th District in 2012. He ran unopposed in the July 31 Democratic primary and defeated David Hopper (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 125, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarnest Smith Incumbent 65.5% 12,173
     Republican David Hopper 34.5% 6,407
Total Votes 18,580

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith ran for re-election to the 122nd District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary and no one ran against him in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 122 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Earnest Smith (R) 9,657 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $15,422 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[7]

Earnest Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 125 Won $14,672
2010 Georgia State House, District 122 Won $750
Grand Total Raised $15,422

2012

Smith won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $14,672.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earnest Smith's campaign in 2012
At&T$1,250
Agl Resources$1,000
Richmond County Democratic Cmte$750
Georgia Auto Pawn$500
Comcast$500
Total Raised in 2012$14,672
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Smith collected $750 in campaign contributions.[8] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:


Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earnest Smith's campaign in 2010
Georgia Dental Association$250
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$250
Independent Insurance Agents Of Georgia$250
Total Raised in 2010 $750

Controversies

Photoshop Bill

On February 13, 2013, Smith introduced a bill in the Georgia House of Representatives that would make "the electronic imposing of the facial image of a person onto an obscene depiction" illegal and carry a $1,000 fine.[9] The legislation is the result of an incident where one of Smith's critics, Andre Walker of Georgia Unfiltered, photoshopped his head onto the body of a male porn star. Critics of Smith's response say that his proposed legislation is at odds with the First Amendment's free speech protections.[10] Images like this may be considered "parodies," a type of free speech already protected by the First Amendment.[11]

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
Susan Holmes (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 125
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Hardie Davis
Georgia House of Representatives District 122
December 28, 2009-2013
Succeeded by
Ben Harbin (R)