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Steve Smith
Minnesota House of Representatives District 33A
Former Member
In office
1991 - 2013
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Mound
1987 – 1990
Councilman, City of Mound
1984 – 1986
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
J.D.Oklahoma City University School of Law
BirthdayNovember 29, 1949
Office website
Personal website
Steve Smith (b. November 29, 1949) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 33A from 1991 to 2013.

Smith is an attorney with Smith-Fisher Attorneys. He received his JD from the Oklahoma City University School of Law, and BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

Prior to joining the House, Smith served as Mayor of the City of Mound from 1987-1990, and on the Mound City Council from 1984-1986. He is married and has one child.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smith is running for re-election in District 33B, and was defeated by Cindy Pugh in the Republican primary on August 14.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 33B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Pugh 70.3% 2,251
Steve Smith 29.7% 949
Total Votes 3,200


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Smith won re-election to the District 33A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Denise Bader (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 33A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Denise Bader (DFL) 5,901 32.46%
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Smith (R) 12,260 67.45%
Write-In 16 0.09%


On November 4, 2008, Steve Smith won election to the District 33A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Nick Thomley. [4]

Steve Smith raised $25,120 for his campaign.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 33A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Smith (R) 14,346 62.53%
Nick Thomley (DFL) 8564 37.33%
Write-In 34 0.15%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Smith received $25,557 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Smith (Minnesota)'s campaign in 2010
Public Fund$6,882
SD 33 RPM$1,000
33rd Senate District Republican Party$1,000
MPLS Municipal Ret$500
Afscme Minnesota Council 5$500
Total Raised in 2010 $25,557


Listed below are the two largest contributors to Steve Smith's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $9,920
Senate District 33 Republican Party $1,000


Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[7]


Smith received a score of 76 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of A- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 7 points higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Smith’s 76 in 2012 was the highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[7]

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Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 33A
Succeeded by
Jerry Hertaus (R)