Joe Smith (Missouri politician)

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Joe Smith
Joe Smith (Missouri politician).jpg
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
January 2003 – January 5, 2011
Preceded by Cindy Ostmann
Succeeded by Kathie Conway
Personal details
Born St. Louis County, Missouri
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kimberley Smith
Children Benjamin
Residence Saint Charles, Missouri
Alma mater Lindenwood University (B.A. cum laude)
Occupation Human Resources
Profession Politician
Religion Catholic

Joe Smith (born c. 1973) is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He represented the 14th district, encompassing part of St. Charles County. By Missouri law, Smith was term-limited and unable to run for reelection in 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Background and education[edit]

Smith was born in St. Louis County, and graduated from Francis Howell High School in 1991. He received his associate of arts degree from St. Charles Community College in 1998, and his bachelor of arts degree cum laude in corporate communications from Lindenwood University in 2000. In 2009, Smith received his master of arts degree in service agency management.

Smith currently resides in St. Charles with his wife, Kimberley, and their son, Benjamin.

Career[edit]

Prior to his legislative service, Smith was employed as a UPS driver. Currently, Smith is employed as an account representative at Lindenwood University.

Group and Church Memberships[edit]

Smith and his family attend St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cottleville. Smith is also a member of the Chambers of Commerce for St. Peters and St. Charles city, the St. Charles Pachyderm Club, and the St. Charles Young Republicans.

Elected Office[edit]

In 2002, Smith first ran for the 14th district state representative seat being vacated by Cindy Ostmann, who was term-limited. Smith won the Republican primary, beating Mike Dudley by 119 votes. Smith won the general election in November against Judy Davidson. Smith ran unopposed in 2004, and fended off challenges in 2006 and 2008 from Doug Broste.

Electoral history[edit]

2008 General Election for Missouri's 14th District House of Representatives[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joe Smith 11,952 62.3
Democratic Douglas R. Broste 7,219 37.7
2006 General Election for Missouri's 14th District House of Representatives[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joe Smith 8,838 60.5
Democratic Douglas R. Broste 5,778 39.5
2002 General Election for Missouri's 14th District House of Representatives[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joe Smith 7,382 59.3
Democratic Judy Davidson 5,072 40.7
2002 Primary Election for Missouri's 14th District House of Representatives[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joe Smith 1,755 51.8
Republican Mike Dudley 1,636 48.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives-November 4, 2008 General Election-District 14-Retrieved March 29, 2009
  2. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives-November 7, 2006 General Election-District 14-Retrieved March 29, 2009
  3. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives-November 5, 2002 General Election-District 14-Retrieved March 29, 2009
  4. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives-August 6, 2002 Primary Election-District 14-Retrieved March 29, 2009