Jane Smith

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Jane Smith
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Louisiana House of Representatives District 8
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 17, 2007
First elected1999
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sNorthwestern State University
Campaign website
Jane Smith is a former Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. She represented the 8th District from 1999 to 2012.

Smith is a former school superintendent.

She is a member of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus, Chair of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation, and member of the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Due to term limits, Smith was unable to run for re-election to the House of Representatives. She instead ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana Senate District 37. She was defeated by Barrow Peacock (R) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 37 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarrow Peacock 55.5% 10,331
     Republican Jane Smith 44.5% 8,295
Total Votes 18,626


In 2007, Smith was re-elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. She defeated Gary Miller.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District 8 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jane Smith (R) 7,508
Gary Miller (R) 4,555

Campaign donors


In 2007, a year in which Smith was up for election, she collected $141,612 in donations.[4]

Her four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Committee $5,000
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry $4,500
Louisiana Manufacturers Association $3,750
Louisiana Realtors Association $3,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 8
Succeeded by
Jeff Thompson