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Jeff Smith (Iowa Politician)

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Jeff Smith
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Iowa House of Representatives District 1
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIowa State University, 1991
Date of birthJuly 23, 1967
Place of birthPlover, IA
ProfessionFarm and Commercial Lender/Bank Manager, First Bank and Trust
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Campaign website
Jeff Smith is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Smith serves as Assistant Majority Leader.


Smith earned his B.S. in Public Service and Administration from Iowa State University. His professional experience includes working as a farm and commercial lender and bank manager at First Bank and Trust, farmer, serving on the Agriculture Committee of the Iowa Bankers Association and on the Board of Directors of the Spirit Lake Mainsail Chamber of Commerce.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Administration and Rules
Environmental Protection
Ethics, Chair
Natural Resources


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



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 1. Smith defeated Kevin Wolfswinkel in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. No Democratic candidates filed in the district. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Smith Incumbent 54.5% 3,263
Kevin Wolfswinkel 45.5% 2,723
Total Votes 5,986


Smith won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, and ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Smith (R) 8,693

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $98,913 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

Jeff Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 1 Won $70,136
2010 Iowa State House, District 6 Won $28,777
Grand Total Raised $98,913


Smith won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $70,136.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Smith (Iowa Politician)'s campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$11,609
Iowa Bankers Association$5,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
Iowa Corn Growers Association$2,500
Currell, Gloria$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$70,136
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Smith raised $28,777 in contributions.[5]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Currell, Gloria $1,275
Master Builders Of Iowa $1,000
Iowa Bankers Association $1,000


Smith and his wife, Currell, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeremy Taylor (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 1
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mike May
Iowa House of Representatives District 6
Succeeded by
Ron Jorgensen (R)