Greg Smith (Oregon politician)

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Greg Smith
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 57th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2002
Preceded by Bob Jenson
Constituency Gilliam County, Morrow County, Sherman County, Umatilla County, Wasco County
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 59th district
In office
2001–Current
Preceded by Lynn Lundquist
Personal details
Born (1968-11-07) November 7, 1968 (age 45)
Portland, Oregon
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sherri
Children 5
Profession Small Business Owner
Religion Mormon

Greg V. Smith (born 1968) is an American politician in the State of Oregon. He is a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, serving District 57. He resides in Heppner with his wife Sherri and their five kids.[1]

Educational background[edit]

Smith graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 1992 with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies. He later earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration. In 2001, Greg Smith was named Eastern Oregon University's Distinguished Alumnus. Today he currently serves on the Eastern Oregon University's Board of Trustees.

Political career[edit]

Early political involvement[edit]

After graduating from college, Smith served as a community advisory member for United States Senator Gordon Smith. He also served as an intern for then Oregon House of Representatives Majority Leader Greg Walden. In 1996 Smith served as an alternate delegate in the Republican Convention.[2]

Oregon House of Representatives[edit]

In 2000 Smith successfully ran for Oregon State Representative for District 59. In 2001 redistricting moved Smith into House District 57. He ran for re-election and won. He currently is severing his 7th consecutive term in the House of Representatives (2001-Current).

Smith's 2013 committee assignments are as follows:

  • Joint Ways and Means Committee, Longest Serving House Member
  • Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government, Co-Chair
  • Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Capital Construction
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Administration
  • House Committee on Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency
  • Legislative Committee on Indian Services
  • Task Force on Capital Construction Budget Process (SB 551)
  • Special Committee on University Governance and Operations (SB 270)

Awards and recognitions[edit]

During his terms in office, Smith has earned a 100% voting records with the Taxpayer Association of Oregon,[3] Oregon Gun Owners of America,[4] Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregonians for Food and Shelter, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has given Smith the “Lariat Laureate”, their highest award. The Oregon Fair Association has given Smith the title “Grand Champion Legislator” for the work he has done on their behalf. He has also received the “Outstanding Freshman Legislator of the Year” award during the 19th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference.[5] The NRA has given Smith an A+ grade on his votes regarding gun related legislation.[6] In 2009, Associated Oregon Industries named Representative Smith, "A Champion for Oregon Jobs and Business."

Electoral history[edit]

Greg Smith General Electoral Results 2000–2012*[7][8]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2012 No candidate filed Greg Smith 15,242 98.35%
2010 Jean A. Falbo 4,721 22.49% Greg Smith 16,211 77.23%
2008 Jerome (Jerry) Sebestyen 7,186 30.25% Greg Smith 16,504 69.48%
2006 Tonia P. St. Germain 6,058 29.95% Greg Smith 14,119 69.81%
2004 No candidate filed Greg Smith 20,876 98.08%
2002 Elizabeth Scheeler 6,382 32.80% Greg Smith 13,025 66.95%
2000 Linda Harrington 7,676 30.71% Greg Smith 17,283 69.15%
Greg Smith Primary Electoral Results 2000–2010*[9]
Year Republican Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2010 Colleen MacLeod 2,864 36.78% Greg Smith 4,905 62.99%

(*)All elections were for Oregon House of Representatives District 57 except for year 2000, which was for Oregon House District 59.

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