Fred Smith (Oklahoma)

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Fred E Smith
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Oklahoma State Senate District 13
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Fred E Smith was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 13 of the Oklahoma State Senate.



See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma Senate District 13. Smith ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26. He was defeated by Susan Paddack in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Paddack Incumbent 75.8% 19,842
     Republican Fred E Smith 24.2% 6,319
Total Votes 26,161



Smith was arrested in July 2012 on two outstanding warrants, the result of nearly $3,000 in backed child support and $1800 in fines to the city of Ada. The fines were the result of driving with an open container and a suspended license, as well as driving with neither a driver's license nor insurance. His challenger, Susan Paddack, stated the following in response to the incidents: "Is he qualified for this office when he's sitting in jail? I can't help but think rather than running for office, wouldn't his time really be better spent getting his life in order?"[3]

He was released from jail on August 13 on a recognizance bond, and eventually satisfied the $1,796 city fine.[4]

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