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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2002 - Present
 
|Tenure = 2002 - Present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of Legislators elected on November 2, 2010|November 8, 2012]]
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|Term ends = November 10, 2014
 
|Assumed office = 2002
 
|Assumed office = 2002
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|Base salary = $10,400/year
 
|Base salary = $10,400/year
|Per diem = $119/day
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|Per diem = $140/day
 
|Pension =
 
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|Last election = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Last election = November 6, 2012
 
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|First elected = 2002
 
|First elected = 2002
 
|Term limits =
 
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|Next election = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Bachelor's =University of South Carolina-Aiken, 1979
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}}{{tnr}}'''Garry Smith''' (b. March 4, 1957) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]], representing District 27.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Garry R. Smith''' (b. March 4, 1957) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]], representing [[South Carolina House of Representatives District 27|District 27]]. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in May 2003.
  
==Education==
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==Biography==
  
Smith earned his BA from the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 1979.  He went on to receive his MPA from the University of South Carolina in 1983.
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Smith earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 1979.  He went on to receive his M.P.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1983. Smith has worked as the managing partner of Nin Tai Enterprises, Vice President of Burkhold Smith Planning & Management, and as a businessman. Smith served as Administrator for Bamberg County from 1988 to 1992. He then served as City Administrator of Simpsonville from 1992 to 1995.
  
==Professional experience==
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==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:
  
Smith has worked in the following positions: Managing Partner of Nin Tai Enterprises, Vice President of Burkhold Smith Planning & Management, and as a businessman.
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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 = Ways and Means
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|Committee2 = Operations and Management
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
==Political experience==
 
 
Smith served as Administrator for Bamberg County from 1988 to 1992.  He then served as City Administrator of Simpsonville from 1992 to 1995.  In May of 2003, he won a special election to the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]].  He has served in that position since, representing the 27th District.
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
*[[Judiciary Committee, South Carolina House of Representatives]]
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{{Committee Assignments
:*Subcommittee on Special Laws, Chair
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|State = South Carolina
*[[Operations and Management Committee, South Carolina House of Representatives]], Chair
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|year =  2011
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|Collapse = Yes
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Judiciary
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|Chair1 =
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|Committee2 = Operations and Management
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
 
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Judiciary Committee, South Carolina House]], Second Vice Chair
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|State = South Carolina
:Subcommittee on Constitutional Laws
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|year =  2009
* [[Operations and Management Committee, South Carolina House]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Ways and Means Committee, South Carolina House]]
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Judiciary
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|Chair1 = Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Operations and Management
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|Committee3 = Ways and Means
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Department of Administration===
 
===Department of Administration===
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In 2011, Rep. Smith sponsored a bill to create a the Department of Administration in South Carolina. The department would not replace the state Budget and Control Board. Smith said that it would create hundreds of thousands of dollars in new, annually recurring costs while generating an undetermined amount of yearly savings.
  
Rep. Smith sponsored a bill to create a the Department of Administration in South Carolina. The department would not replace the state Budget and Control Board. Smith said that it would create hundreds of thousands of dollars in new, annually recurring costs while generating an undetermined amount of yearly savings.
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Supporters of the bill said it would help correct an imbalance of power in state government that is weighted heavily toward the Legislature, and they point to the Budget and Control Board (BCB) as an example of that lopsidedness.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/11-04-01/Nothing_for_Certain_with_Administration_Agency.aspx ''The Nerve'', "Nothing for Certain with Administration Agency," April 1, 2011]</ref> A government restructuring bill of a similar form passed the [[South Carolina State Senate]] that session and again in 2013, but no similar bill had become law as of mid-2013.<ref>[http://www.scpolicycouncil.org/commentary/update-restructuring ''South Carolina Policy Council'', "Restructuring Update: déjà vu all over again?," April 12, 2013]</ref>  
 
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Supporters of the bill say it will help undo an imbalance of power in state government weighted heavily toward the Legislature, and they point to the Budget and Control Board (BCB) as an example of that lopsidedness.<ref>[http://www.thenerve.org/Comments/11-04-01/Nothing_for_Certain_with_Administration_Agency.aspx "Nothing for Certain with Administration Agency," ''The Nerve'', April 1, 2011]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{SC HD27 2014}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''  
 
::''See also: [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''  
Smith ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/general/by_state/state_sen_house/SC.html?SITE=WYFFTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP.org'' "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.scvotes.org/2012/01/13/2012_candidates ''South Carolina State Election Commission'' "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
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Smith ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/general/by_state/state_sen_house/SC.html?SITE=WYFFTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP.org'', "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.scvotes.org/2012/01/13/2012_candidates ''South Carolina State Election Commission'', "2012 Candidates," accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
  
===2010===
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|Chamber= South Carolina House of Representatives, District 27, General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party3=  
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|party4= Other
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|winner1 = Garry Smith
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 =
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|candidate3 =
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|candidate4 = Write-Ins
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|votes1 = 13277
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|votes2 =
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|votes3 =
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|votes4 = 184
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}}
  
Simth ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for [[South Carolina House of Representatives#District 27|District 27]] of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]]. Smith defeated [[Laird Minor]] (L) in the general election on November 2<ref>[http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/19077/40477/en/summary.html South Carolina general election results]</ref>.
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===2010===
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::''See also: [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
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Smith ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for [[South Carolina House of Representatives#District 27|District 27]] of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]]. Smith defeated [[Laird Minor]] (L) in the general election on November 2<ref>[http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/19077/40477/en/summary.html ''www.enr-scvotes.org,'' "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014]</ref>.
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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::''See also: [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
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On November 4, 2008, Smith won re-election unopposed to the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]] with 14,859 votes, representing District 27. 
  
On November 4, 2008 Smith won re-election unopposed to the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]] with 14,859 votes, representing District 27. 
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Smith raised $13,204 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=SC&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money,'' "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
 
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Smith raised $13,204 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=SC&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, a year in which Smith was up for re-election, he collected $35,239 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=SC&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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|Name = Smith
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|Full name = Garry Smith
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|year = 2004
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|Editdate = June 28, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=6880 ''followthemoney.org'', "Smith, Garry," accessed June 28, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 31000
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012|South Carolina State House, District 28]]
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|totalraised2010 = 35239
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010|South Carolina State House, District 28]]
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|totalraised2008 = 13204
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008|South Carolina State House, District 28]]
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|totalraised2006 = 27418
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2006|South Carolina State House, District 28]]
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|totalraised2004 = 35615
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2004|South Carolina State House, District 28]]
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}}
  
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
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===2012===
{{slp donor box 2010
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{{SLP donor box 2012
|Chamber = South Carolina House of Representatives
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Garry Smith
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=141712
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $35,239
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|total raised = 31,000
|org1 = House Republican Caucus Of South Carolina
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|org1 = South Carolina Bankers Association
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|org2 = Farago, Paul R
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|org3 = Brenda & Terry L & A Bragg
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|org4 = Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
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|org5 = South Carolina Leadership PAC
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Garry Smith
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=123159
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 35,239
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|org1 = House Republican Caucus of South Carolina
 
|org2 = South Carolina Trucking Association
 
|org2 = South Carolina Trucking Association
 
|org3 = Palmetto Patriot Leadership Cmte
 
|org3 = Palmetto Patriot Leadership Cmte
|org4 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of South Carolina
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|org4 = Whittle Jr, Mack
|org5 = Whittle Jr, Mack
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|org5 = Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
|orgdonor1 = $5,000
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|orgamount1 = 5000
|orgdonor2 = $1,000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
|orgdonor3 = $1,000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
|orgdonor4 = $1,000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
|orgdonor5 = $1,000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
 
|}}
 
|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Garry Smith
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104058
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 13,204
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|org1 = South Carolina Beer Wholesalers Association
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|org2 = Ginsburg, Ned C
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|org3 = Milliken & Co
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|org4 = South Carolina Association of Realtors
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|org5 = Palmetto Leadership Council
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
Smith raised $13,204 in the 2008 election cycle.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Garry Smith
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87203
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 27,418
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|org1 = Smith, Garry R
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|org2 = Speakers Politically Active Citizens Cmte
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|org3 = Gardner, Jeff & Ruth
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|org4 = South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology
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|org5 = Home Builders Association of South Carolina
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|orgamount1 = 2763
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
His major contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104058 Campaign contributors to Garry Smith]</ref>
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Garry Smith
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67620
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 35,615
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|org1 = Smith, Garry R
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|org2 = Palmetto Leadership Council
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|org3 = American Legislative Exchange Council
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|org4 = Elegant Gourmet Fund Raiser
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|org5 = South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 3000
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|orgamount3 = 2195
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|orgamount4 = 1650
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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==Scorecards==
|-
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{{South Carolina legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
| 6 different donors each donated:
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===The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard===
| align="right" | $1,000
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::''See also: [[The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card]]''
|}
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{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC writeup}}
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====2012====
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{{The Palmetto Liberty PAC House report card 2012|name=Garry Smith|score=47|rank=6th}} His score was followed by representatives [[Wendy Nanney]] (40%), [[Lewis Pinson]] (40%), and [[Alan D. Clemmons]] (33%).<ref>[http://www.palmettoliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/House-Score-2012-ranked.pdf ''Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee,'' "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
 
Smith and his wife, Brenda, have two children.
 
Smith and his wife, Brenda, have two children.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Garry + Smith + South + Carolina + House'''"
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==See also==
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*[[South Carolina State Legislature]]
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*[[South Carolina House of Representatives]]
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*[[South Carolina House of Representatives#State House Committees|South Carolina House of Representatives Committees]]
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*[[South Carolina State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|South Carolina Joint Committees]]
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*[[South Carolina state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=1703977069 South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Garry Smith]  
 
*[http://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=1703977069 South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Garry Smith]  
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*[http://openstates.org/sc/legislators/SCL000149/garry-r-smith/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=48091 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=48091 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=48091 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=48091 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104058 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87203 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67620 2004]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=141712 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=123159 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104058 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87203 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67620 2004]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 17:04, 22 July 2014

Garry Smith
Garry Smith.jpg
South Carolina House District 27
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina-Aiken, 1979
Master'sUniversity of South Carolina, 1983
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Garry R. Smith (b. March 4, 1957) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in May 2003.

Biography

Smith earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 1979. He went on to receive his M.P.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1983. Smith has worked as the managing partner of Nin Tai Enterprises, Vice President of Burkhold Smith Planning & Management, and as a businessman. Smith served as Administrator for Bamberg County from 1988 to 1992. He then served as City Administrator of Simpsonville from 1992 to 1995.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Operations and Management, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

Issues

Department of Administration

In 2011, Rep. Smith sponsored a bill to create a the Department of Administration in South Carolina. The department would not replace the state Budget and Control Board. Smith said that it would create hundreds of thousands of dollars in new, annually recurring costs while generating an undetermined amount of yearly savings.

Supporters of the bill said it would help correct an imbalance of power in state government that is weighted heavily toward the Legislature, and they point to the Budget and Control Board (BCB) as an example of that lopsidedness.[1] A government restructuring bill of a similar form passed the South Carolina State Senate that session and again in 2013, but no similar bill had become law as of mid-2013.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Garry Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith is unopposed in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGarry Smith Incumbent 98.6% 13,277
     Other Write-Ins 1.4% 184
Total Votes 13,461

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 27 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Smith defeated Laird Minor (L) in the general election on November 2[7].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Garry Smith (R) 10,081 86.94%
Laird Minor (L) 1,472 12.69%
Write-In 43 0.37%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Smith won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 14,859 votes, representing District 27. 

Smith raised $13,204 for his campaign.[8]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Smith (R) 14,859

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $142,476 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[9]

Garry Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $31,000
2010 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $35,239
2008 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $13,204
2006 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $27,418
2004 South Carolina State House, District 28 Won $35,615
Grand Total Raised $142,476

2012

Smith won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $31,000.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Garry Smith, South Carolina Representative's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Bankers Association$1,000
Farago, Paul R$1,000
Brenda & Terry L & A Bragg$1,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina$1,000
South Carolina Leadership PAC$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,000
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Smith won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $35,239.

2008

Smith won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $13,204.

2006

Smith won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $27,418.

2004

Smith won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $35,615.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in South Carolina

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of South Carolina scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2013-2014

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 120th legislative session from January 8, 2013, to June 6, 2014. In 2014, a statewide session was held from June 17 to June 19 "for the consideration of certain specified matters."[10]

  • Legislators are scored on business issues, including: infrastructure funding, the Department of Employment and Workforce Integrity bill, expanding 4-year-old kindergarten and funding for the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council.
  • The scorecards are not comprehensive, but concentrate on issues related to jobs, spending, and freedom.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.

2011-2012

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 119th legislative session from January 11, 2011, to June 7, 2012. On June 2, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley attempted to call the Legislature into an "emergency" special session to begin on June 7 to create the new South Carolina Department of Administration. A lawsuit was filed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, in which he contended that Haley's call for a special session was unconstitutional, and that it violated the state Constitution's requirement of separation of powers among the governor, legislature and courts.[11] On June 6, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against Governor Haley, stating that her order violated the Legislature's ability to set its calendar and agenda.[12] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[13] The legislature re-convened July 26.[14]

  • Legislators are scored on medicaid flexibility, economic development, vetoes sustained, and record of votes.
  • Legislators are scored on limited government, the free market, and individual liberty and responsibility.
  • The RLC supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
  • BIPEC uses roll call votes on business and industry issues to calculate a Vote Score for members of South Carolina's state legislature.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records on bills that directly impacted the business climate and competitiveness of the state.

The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."[15]

2012

Garry Smith received a score of 47% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 6th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[16] His score was followed by representatives Wendy Nanney (40%), Lewis Pinson (40%), and Alan D. Clemmons (33%).[17]

Personal

Smith and his wife, Brenda, have two children.

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References

  1. The Nerve, "Nothing for Certain with Administration Agency," April 1, 2011
  2. South Carolina Policy Council, "Restructuring Update: déjà vu all over again?," April 12, 2013
  3. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  5. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  6. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 19, 2012
  7. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  8. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
  9. followthemoney.org, "Smith, Garry," accessed June 28, 2013
  10. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  11. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  12. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  13. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  14. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  15. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  16. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  17. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 27
2002–present
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