Mark Smith (Iowa)

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Mark Smith
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Iowa House of Representatives District 71
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNOvember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Osceola City Council
1981-1983
Education
Bachelor'sGraceland College, 1974
Master'sUniversity of Iowa, 1986
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1952
Place of birthOsceola, IA
ReligionDisciples of Christ
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Mark Smith (b. January 5, 1952) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 71 and serving as State House Assistant Minority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000 He served on the Osceola City Council from 1981 to 1983.

Smith's professional experience includes working as the Director of Special Projects with the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa, and an Adjunct Instructor of Social Work at the University of Iowa.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Administration and Rules
Environmental Protection
Ethics
Human Resources
Judiciary

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:

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 71. Smith ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Allen Burt (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Smith Incumbent 59.3% 7,911
     Republican Allen Burt 40.7% 5,431
Total Votes 13,342

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith won re-election to the 43rd District seat against Jane A. Jech (R). Smith had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 43 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Smith (D) 5,089
Jane A. Jech (R) 4,786

2008

On November 4, 2008, Smith was re-elected to the 43rd District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Jane Jech (R). [5] Smith raised $60,633 for his campaign, while Jech raised $38,643. [6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 43
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Smith (D) 7.325
Jane Jech (R) 5,557

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010 Smith collected $266,227 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Smith (Iowa)'s campaign in 2010
Iowa Democratic Party$126,403
Afscme Iowa Council 61$42,113
Iowa Hospital Association$6,000
Iowa Association Of Community Providers$5,250
Cockrell, Harry$4,000
Total Raised in 2010 $266,227

2008

In 2008 Smith collected $60,633 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union $5,000
Iowa Hospital Association $4,500
Iowa Dental Association $3,000
Iowa Association of Community Providers $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Van Engelenhoven (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 71
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 43
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Chris Hagenow (R)