|Mississippi State Senate, District 47|
|2012 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|High school||Oak Grove High School|
|Associate's||Pearl River Community College|
|Bachelor's||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Smith has served as chairman of the Picayune School District's Board of Trustees.
Smith earned his B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi. His professional experience includes owning Stonewall's BBQ & Catering.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Local and Private, Vice Chair|
|• Highways and Transportation|
|• Public Health and Welfare|
|• Public Property|
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Smith won the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 47. He defeated incumbent Ezell Lee and challenger John McCay, Jr. in the primary on August 2, 2011. Mitch Ellerby ran unopposed in the Democratic primary but withdrew prior to the November 8, 2011 general election.
|Mississippi State Senate, District 47 Republican Primary, 2011|
|Ezell Lee Incumbent||43.8%||2,633|
In 2011, Smith received $29,025 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tony Smith's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Bankers Association||$2,000|
|Mississippi Association Of Realtors||$1,500|
|Executive Real Estate||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$29,025|
|Total Votes received in 2011||3,378|
|Cost of each vote received||$8.59|
Smith has been a secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce.
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