Harri Anne Smith
|Harri Anne Smith|
|Alabama State Senate District 29|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Mayor, City of Slocomb|
|Bachelor's||Troy State University|
|Birthday||January 20, 1962|
|Place of birth||Houston County, AL|
|Profession||Executive Vice President, Friend Bank|
Smith served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Commerce, Transportation and Utilities Committee
- Confirmations Committee Vice-Chair
- Health Committee
- Local Legislation No. 1 Committee
- Veterans and Military Affairs Committee
- See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010
|Alabama State Senate, District 29 General election (2010)|
|Harri Anne Smith (I)||23,800|
|Jerry Freeman (R)||19,225|
Smith raised $245,590 for her campaign, while Helms raised $12,750.
|Alabama State Senate, District 29 (2006)|
|Harri Anne Smith (R)||26,507|
|Ronnie Helms (D)||8,710|
Smith raised $223,772 for her campaign.
In 2010, Smith raised $1,038,624 in contributions. 
Her four largest contributors were:
In 2006, Smith collected $245,590 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Medical Association of the State of Alabama||$17,500|
|Harri Anne Smith||$15,000|
|Alabama Farmers Federation||$10,037|
|Alabama Forestry Association||$10,000|
|Alabama Associated General Contractors||$10,000|
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Smith represents Alabama Senate District 29, which includes Geneva counties and part of Houston and Dale counties.
Smith has been accused of soliciting help from two men, Ronnie Gilley and Jarrod Massey, to kill an anti-gambling bill. She introduced the bill in April 2008, which would have killed the Country Crossing project by denying it funds from electronic bingo. Representatives Gilley and Massey from the Country Crossing project claimed that Smith changed her mind about the bill and contacted Massey, seeking his help. He then claims that he went to Bobby Singleton, the chair of the Tourism and Marketing Committee, to attempt to convince him to let the bill die, and that he agreed to do so for $25,000. Both Smith and Singleton deny having any contact with either Gilley or Massey.
Update: In a ruling made on July 28, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson denied the defense's motions for a judgment of acquittal. He refused to throw out the charges in the case despite some reservations he has stated to have about the charges.
Smith resides with her husband Charlie in Slocomb, Alabama.
- Harri Anne Smith's personal website
- Official Alabama State Senate website of Senator Harri Anne Smith
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography of Senator Harri Anne Smith (AL)
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Harri Anne Smith on Facebook
- Harri Anne Smith for Congress on Facebook
- Official Senate Biography
- Statewide general election results
- 2006 election results, Alabama
- Alabama Senate spending, 2006
- 2002 election results, Alabama
- Alabama Senate spending, 2002
- 2010 contributions
- 2006 contributions to Harri Anne Smith
- Alabama Senate District Map, 2001
- TheRepublic.com "Ala. state senator denies gambling testimony claiming he sought $25K payoff to kill proposal," July 17, 2011
- TheRepublic.com "Alabama bingo trial judge has 'reservations,' but does not throw out any charges," July 28, 2011
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