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|Position = Michigan State Senate District 4
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|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 4
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
 
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|Base salary = $71,865/year
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}}{{tnr}}'''Virgil Smith''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 4 since January 1, 2011.  He is currently serving as [[State Senate Assistant Minority Whip]]. Prior to his time in the Senate, Smith served three terms as a Representative in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. He served from 2002 to 2008.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Virgil Smith''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 4.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  Smith is currently serving as [[State Senate Assistant Minority Whip|Assistant Minority Whip]].
  
Smith is an entrepreneur and small business owner. He is the President of Virgil Smith LLC, and Partner at Auto Executives LLC.
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Smith served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] from 2002 to 2008.
  
Smith earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Michigan State University in 2002. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.
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==Biography==
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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==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Banking & Financial Institution
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|Committee3 = Economic Development
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|Committee4 = Insurance
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|Chair4 = Vice-chair
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|Committee5 = Redistricting
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|Committee6 = Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:
* [[Banking & Financial Institution Committee, Michigan State Senate|Banking and Financial Institutions]]
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* [[Economic Development Committee, Michigan State Senate|Economic Development]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Insurance Committee, Michigan State Senate|Insurance]], Vice Chair
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Redistricting Committee, Michigan State Senate|Redistricting]]
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|State = Michigan
* [[Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, Michigan State Senate|Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security]]
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Banking & Financial Institution
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|Committee2 = Economic Development  
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|Committee3 = Insurance  
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|Committee4 = Redistricting  
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|Committee5 = Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security  
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Smith
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|Full name=Virgil Smith
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|year=2002
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|Editdate= March 28, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=7581 ''Follow the Money'', "Smith, Virgil." Retrieved May 28, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=39800
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|result2012=N/A
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|office2012=Michigan State Senate, District 4
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|totalraised2010=54905
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|Michigan State Senate, District 4]]
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|totalraised2006=32650
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2006|Michigan State House, District 7]]
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|totalraised2004=33143
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2004|Michigan State House, District 7]]
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|totalraised2002=10430
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2002|Michigan State House, District 7]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Virgil Smith
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134958
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 39800
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|org1 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org3 = Michigan Bankers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Credit Union League
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|org5 = Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates
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|orgamount1 = 4500
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|orgamount2 = 2150
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|orgamount3 = 1750
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|orgamount4 = 1500
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|orgamount5 = 1450
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Virgil Smith
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|reference =
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 54905
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|org1 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org3 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org4 = Kellogg Better Government Committee
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|org5 = Coventa Energy Corp.
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|orgamount1 = 7500
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|orgamount2 = 2000
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|orgamount3 = 1500
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|orgamount4 = 1500
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
In 2010, Smith raised $54,905 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Virgil Smith
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84451
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 32650
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|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org2 = United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers Of America
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = DTE Energy
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|org5 = Michigan Education Association
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|orgamount1 = 4870
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|orgamount2 = 2500
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|orgamount3 = 1800
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|orgamount4 = 1675
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
His five largest contributors were:
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Smith
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|full Name = Virgil Smith
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68713
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 33143
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|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org2 = United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers Of America
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|org3 = Michigan Auto Dealers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Manufactured Housing RV & Campground Association
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|org5 = Michigan Education Association
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|orgamount1 = 4678
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|orgamount2 = 2500
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|orgamount3 = 2300
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|orgamount4 = 2000
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
| Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|name = Smith
| Align="Right" | $7,500
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|full Name = Virgil Smith
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2943
| Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
| Align="Right" | $2,000
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|new = yes
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|total raised = 10430
| Align="Right" | $1,500
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|org1 = United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers Of America
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|org2 = Michigan Manufactured Housing Rv & Campground Association
| Kellogg Better Government Cmte
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|org3 = Noten, Lisolee & Ron
| Align="Right" | $1,500
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|org4 = DTE Energy
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|org5 = Michigan Auto Dealers Association
| Coventa Energy Corp
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|orgamount1 = 2500
| Align="Right" | $1,500
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|orgamount2 = 500
|}
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Virgil Smith''' received a '''12%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Virgil + Smith + Michigan + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Virgil+Smith+Michigan+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Virgil Smith News Feed}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.virgilksmith.com/vks House website]
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*[http://smith.senatedems.com/ Office website]
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*[http://www.virgilksmith.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=54451 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=54451 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=54451 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=54451 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125752 2010]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134958 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125752 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84451 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68713 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2943 2002]
  
 
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Revision as of 09:56, 16 August 2013

Virgil Smith
Virgil Smith.jpg
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
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Virgil Smith received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Virgil + Smith + Michigan + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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