Steve Smith (Arizona)
|Arizona House of Representatives District 11|
|January 7, 2013-Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Arizona State Senate District 23|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University|
Smith earned his BA in Marketing from Michigan State University. He currently runs a talent agency.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Transportation and Criminal Justice, Chair
- Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty Committee, Arizona Senate, Vice Chair
- Education Committee, Arizona Senate
- Government Reform Committee, Arizona Senate
Smith's website lists the following issues:
- Excerpt: "...we must provide economic freedom to business owners so that they can grow/expand their product or service and continue to hire more Arizonans."
- Illegal immigration
- Excerpt: "We must immediately secure the border by completing the entire fence/wall and adding the necessary amount of border patrol/troops on the ground to stop the tidal wave of illegal immigrants. This problem directly affects Arizona socially and fiscally and must be addressed once and for all."
- Excerpt: "With over 200 school districts, there clearly is a tremendous amount of overhead that needs to be delimited and, once eliminated, more money will be available to go where it belongs, to the teachers. "
- Excerpt: "Taxes and regulations need to be cut on both individuals and small businesses in order to promote economic growth. It has been proven time and again that lowering taxes, NOT RAISING TAXES, (especially during a recession) helps restore the economy."
- Excerpt: "There is absolutely no reason why Arizona should not be the leaders of the world in solar energy. We need to be at the forefront in solar technology as I believe it would be not only a tremendous source for new jobs but would save an extraordinary amount of money on utility costs to both individuals and businesses."
- Human rights
- Excerpt: "I am a strong Pro-Life candidate and will fight to protect the rights of the unborn."
- Excerpt: "I reject Obama-care and the notion that an American citizen must buy a particular good or service from the government."
- Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "I believe it is our constitutional right to bear arms, a right I will always fight to defend."
- Mining, farming & agriculture
- Excerpt: "...one of my priorities would be to ensure that the mining, farming, and agriculture industries are thriving. "
After redistricting placed him at odds with 26th district senator Al Melvin in the new 11th district, Smith opted not to run for his Senate seat again, instead announcing a run for one of two 11th district House seats. He and Adam Kwasman ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012|
- See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010
Smith ran in the 2010 election for Arizona State Senate District 23. He defeated Matt Byers in the August 24 primary election. He then defeated incumbent Democrat Rebecca Rios and Green Party candidate Matthew Shusta in the November 2 general election.
|Arizona State Senate, District 23 General Election (2010)|
|Steve Smith (R)||34,568|
|Rebecca Rios (D)||30,361|
|Arizona State Senate, District 23 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Steve Smith (R)||10,818|
|Matt Byers (R)||3,736|
In 2010, Smith raised $37,800 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $35,557 to his campaign.
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Smith is married and has two children.
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart Legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Steve Smith's campaign website, Issues
- Maricopa Monitor, "Party over self: Smith to run for House, clearing way for Melvin," January 31, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
- Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Primary results
- General election results
- 2010 contributions
|Arizona House of Representatives District 11
| Succeeded by|
|Arizona State Senate District 23
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