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Shap Smith

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Shap Smith
Vermont House Of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington 1
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
November 6, 2012
Years in position 12
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont, 1987
J.D.Indiana University, 1991
Date of birthDecember 16, 1965
Place of birthDanbury, Connecticut
Office website
Shapleigh Smith (b. December 16, 1965) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Lamoille-Washington-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He is currently serving as Speaker of the House.


Smith earned his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1987. He went on to receive his J.D. from Indiana University in 1991.

Smith is a lawyer.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Judicial Rules, Vice-chair
Legislative Council


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Lamoille-Washington. Smith was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Peltz Incumbent 35% 2,177
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShap Smith Incumbent 43.4% 2,699
     Republican Mickey Smith 21.6% 1,347
Total Votes 6,223


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Shap Smith ran for re-election to the Lamoille-Washington 1 District in 2010. He and Peter Peltz (D) both won in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Shap Smith (D) 2,441
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Peltz (D) 2,127

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $18,387 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[4]

Shap Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Lamoille-Washington Won $12,722
2010 Vermont State House, District Lamoille-Washington-1 Won $5,665
Grand Total Raised $18,387


Smith won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $12,722.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shap Smith's campaign in 2012
Hewlett Packard$1,000
Vermont Association Of Realtors$1,000
Wells Fargo$500
Renewable Energy Vermont$500
Total Raised in 2012$12,722
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Smith was up for election, he collected $5,665 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shap Smith's campaign in 2010
Campaign Research Center$1,000
Miller, Eric & Elizabeth$500
Vermont Association Of Realtors$500
Total Raised in 2010 $5,665


Smith and his wife, Melissa Volansky, have two children.

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