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Virgil Smith
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Michigan State Senate, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2003 – 2008
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 2002
Personal
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Virgil Smith is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Smith is currently serving as Assistant Minority Whip.

Smith served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008.

Biography

Smith earned his B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University in 2002, and his master's degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University in 2012. His professional experience includes working as an entrepreneur and small business owner. He has been the President of Virgil Smith LLC, and Partner at Auto Executives LLC.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Banking & Financial Institution
Economic Development
Insurance, Vice-chair
Redistricting
Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Virgil Smith defeated Rashida Tlaib and Howard Worthy in the Democratic primary. Keith Franklin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith defeated Franklin in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil Smith Incumbent 81.9% 49,970
     Republican Keith Franklin 18.1% 11,047
     Write-in Howard Worthy 0% 1
Total Votes 61,018

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Smith won election to the 4th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Republican Frederick Robinson II, Libertarian Raymond Warner, and Independent D. Wilcoxon in the November 2 general election.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 4 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Virgil Smith (D) 42,722
Frederick Robinson II (R) 1,241
D. Wilcoxon (I) 931
Raymond Warner (L) 329

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smith is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Smith raised a total of $170,928 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[6]

Virgil Smith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $39,800
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 4 Won $54,905
2006 Michigan State House, District 7 Won $32,650
2004 Michigan State House, District 7 Won $33,143
2002 Michigan State House, District 7 Won $10,430
Grand Total Raised $170,928

2012

Smith was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $39,800.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Virgil Smith's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,500
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,150
Michigan Bankers Association$1,750
Michigan Credit Union League$1,500
Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates$1,450
Total Raised in 2012$39,800
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Smith won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $54,905.

2006

Smith won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $32,650.

2004

Smith won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $33,143.

2002

Smith won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Smith raised a total of $10,430.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Virgil Smith received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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See also

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