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  |Name = Roby Smith
  political position = [[Iowa State Senate|Iowa State Senate, District 41]] |
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|Position = Iowa State Senate District 47
  assumed office     = January 10, 2011 |
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  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
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  profession          = Small business owner |
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  website             = [http://www.robysmith.com/ Campaign Website] |
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Roby Smith''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]]. He has represented District 41 since 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Roby Smith''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 47 and serving as [[State Senate Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Smith, whose earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Concordia University, is a small business owner in Bettendorf. He is an Eagle Scout recipient and attends Trinity Lutheran Church with his wife, Kari, and their three children.
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Smith earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Concordia University. His professional experience includes owning a small business.  
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Committee2 = State Government
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|Committee3 = Ways and Means
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===2011-2012===
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* "We must implement strategies to reduce the administrative burdens on school districts and school district personnel, especially teachers."
 
* "We must implement strategies to reduce the administrative burdens on school districts and school district personnel, especially teachers."
  
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
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In 2010, Smith raised $82,381 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=S&so=s#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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His four largest contributors were:
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| Iowa Republican Party
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| Align="Right" | $12,454
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| Cockrell, Harry
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| Align="Right" | $10,100
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| Iowa Bankers Association
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| Align="Right" | $2,500
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| Smith, Roby
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| Align="Right" | $2,025
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==Personal==
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Smith and his wife, Kari, and their three children.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Roby + Smith + Iowa + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ Results for the November 2, 2010 general election, Iowa]
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* [http://www.robysmith.com Roby Smith for State Senate campaign website]
 
* [http://www.robysmith.com Roby Smith for State Senate campaign website]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=57029 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10781 Iowa State Senate - Sen. Roby Smith]
* [http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Iowa]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=57029 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=57029 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121753 2010]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:07, 20 September 2013

Roby Smith
Roby Smith.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 47
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sConcordia University
Personal
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Roby Smith is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 47 and serving as Assistant Minority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Smith earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Concordia University. His professional experience includes owning a small business.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
State Government
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Smith defeated Democratic candidate Richard Clewell by a margin of 13,865 to 9,432 in the November 2 general election. [1]

In the June 8 primary election, Smith defeated incumbent David Hartsuch by a margin of 2,487 to 2,307. [2]

Iowa State Senate, District 41 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roby Smith (R) 13,865 32.4%
Richard Clewell (D) 9,432 67.6%
Iowa State Senate, District 23 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roby Smith 2,487 51.9%
David Hartsuch 2,307 48.1%

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Smith is one of the 7 Republican challengers who defeated an incumbent Republican state senator.

On his campaign website, Smith lists his positions on:

Job Creation:

  • "Iowa needs to be more business friendly to encourage job growth."
  • "Reduce burdens and taxes on small businesses."
  • "Jobs are created by entrepreneurs, not government bureaucrats."

Taxes:

  • "Taxes should not be increased to balance the budget."
  • "Stop residential property tax increases."
  • "Lower commercial property taxes to be competitive with surrounding states."

State Budget:

  • "Start requiring that all lines of pork barrel spending have a recorded vote so that it cannot sneak through hidden in a 200 page piece of legislation."
  • "Have a pay-as-you-go approach to state debt. The state should pay for new buildings with cash and not go into debt."
  • "Grow employment opportunities by not increasing taxes."

Property Taxes:

  • "Stop raising property taxes to balance the budge. People should keep more of what they earn because they will save, spend, and invest those additional dollars, promoting freedom and responsibility, raising our standard of living, and benefiting the economy for us all."

Education:

  • "A strong education system is critical to the long-term success of our community. Education is the foundation upon which our economy, our government, and our community is built. We cannot let that foundation crumble."
  • "We must do more to ensure Iowa can attract and retain teachers who are qualified."
  • "We must implement strategies to reduce the administrative burdens on school districts and school district personnel, especially teachers."

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Smith raised $82,381 in contributions. [3]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $12,454
Cockrell, Harry $10,100
Iowa Bankers Association $2,500
Smith, Roby $2,025

Personal

Smith and his wife, Kari, and their three children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Roby + Smith + Iowa + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Roby Smith News Feed

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Chelgren (R)
Iowa State Senate District 47
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
David Hartsuch
Iowa State Senate District 41
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Mark Chelgren (R)