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Jesse Smith

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Jesse Smith
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 3
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service14
Websites
Campaign website
Jesse Smith is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Alabama.[1]

Biography

Smith is a 14 year U.S. Army Combat Veteran. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom as a squad leader and platoon sergeant. While serving in the military, he earned induction into the Sergeant Audey Leon Murphy Leadership Club.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Smith's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Any legislation that I introduce will prioritize support for wounded warriors, mental health, and the well being of our military families and veterans...I will advocate for additional funding for the VA."
  • Voting rights
Excerpt: "Voter indemnification laws can disproportionately burden young voters, people of color, low income families, people with disabilities, and the elderly."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Plan2020 is a great start but we need to follow through to ensure its success...I inten[d] to promote the raising of standards for preparatory programs for teachers as well as recognizing and rewarding good teaching, and retaining good teachers."

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Smith is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 3rd District. Smith is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Personal

Smith and his wife, Carla, have five children.[2]

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