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}}{{tnr}}'''Roby Smith''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 47 since 2013 and currently serving as an [[State Senate Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]]. He previously represented District 41 from 2011 to 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Roby Smith''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing [[Iowa State Senate District 47|District 47]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Smith, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Concordia University, is a small business owner in Bettendorf.  He is an Eagle Scout and attends Trinity Lutheran Church with his wife, Kari, and their three children.
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Smith serves as [[State Senate Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]].
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==Biography==
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Smith earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Concordia University. His professional experience includes owning a small business.  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Elections==  
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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On his campaign website, Smith listed his positions on:
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'''Job Creation:'''
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* "Iowa needs to be more business friendly to encourage job growth."
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* "Reduce burdens and taxes on small businesses."
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* "Jobs are created by entrepreneurs, not government bureaucrats."
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'''Taxes:'''
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* "Taxes should not be increased to balance the budget."
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* "Stop residential property tax increases."
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* "Lower commercial property taxes to be competitive with surrounding states."
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'''State Budget:'''
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* "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."
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* "Have a pay-as-you-go approach to state debt. The state should pay for new buildings with cash and not go into debt."
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* "Grow employment opportunities by not increasing taxes." 
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'''Property Taxes:'''
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* "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."
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'''Education:'''
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* "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."
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* "We must do more to ensure Iowa can attract and retain teachers who are qualified."
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* "We must implement strategies to reduce the administrative burdens on school districts and school district personnel, especially teachers."
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==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IA SD47 2014}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate 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. <ref>[http://www.iowaelectionresults.gov/ Iowa State Senate Official General Election Results]</ref>  
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Smith defeated Democratic candidate [[Richard Clewell]] by a margin of 13,865 to 9,432 in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/results/index.html#9 ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 election results," accessed December 24, 2013]</ref>  
  
In the June 8 primary election, Smith defeated incumbent [[David Hartsuch]] by a margin of 2,487 to 2,307. <ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/results/2010PrimaryResults.html Official Iowa Senate Primary Election Results]</ref>
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In the June 8 primary election, Smith defeated incumbent [[David Hartsuch]] by a margin of 2,487 to 2,307.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2010/canvsummary.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
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Across the country in 2010, [[state senate elections, 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 [[Challengers who defeated incumbents in 2010's state legislative elections#State senates|one of the 7 Republican challengers who defeated]] an incumbent Republican state senator.
  
 
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Across the country in 2010, [[state senate elections, 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 [[Challengers who defeated incumbents in 2010's state legislative elections#State senates|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==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
 
{{State leg donor}}
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
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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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 ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
His four largest contributors were:
 
His four largest contributors were:
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==Personal==
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Smith and his wife, Kari, and their three children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Roby + Smith + Iowa + Senate'''
 
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.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==See also==
==Personal==
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* [[Iowa State Senate]]
Smith and his wife Kari have three children.
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* [[Iowa State Senate#Committees|Iowa Senate Committees]]
 
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* [[Iowa State Senate District 47]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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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.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10781 Iowa State Senate - Sen. Roby Smith]
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10781 Iowa State Senate - Sen. Roby Smith]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000044/roby-smith/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=57029 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=57029 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=57029 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=57029 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Smith serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

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:

Issues

Campaign themes

On his campaign website, Smith listed 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."

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Maria Bribriesco was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Roby Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bribriesco will face Smith in the general election.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

In the June 8 primary election, Smith defeated incumbent David Hartsuch by a margin of 2,487 to 2,307.[5]

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.

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%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Smith raised $82,381 in contributions.[6]

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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See also

External links

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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)