Mark Smith (politician)

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Mark D. Smith
Mark D. Smith - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 71st district
64th (2001 – 2003)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 8, 2001
Preceded by Beverly Nelson
Personal details
Born (1952-01-05) January 5, 1952 (age 62)
Osceola, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Karen A. Lischer
Residence Marshalltown, Iowa
Alma mater Graceland College
University of Iowa
Occupation Social Worker, adjunct professor
Website Smith's website

Mark D. Smith (born January 5, 1952) is the Minority Leader of the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa State Representative from the 43rd District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2001 to 2003 in the 64th District and since 2003 in the 43rd District. He received his BS from Graceland College and his MSW from the University of Iowa. He is employed by the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa (SATUCI) as the Director of Special Projects and is an adjunct instructor of Social Work for the University of Iowa.[1]

As of October 2011, Smith serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Administration and Rules, Environmental Protection, Ethics, Human Resources, and Judiciary committees. He also serves on the Commission on Tobacco User Prevention and Control and on the Iowa Comprehensive Health Insurance Board. His prior political experience includes serving on the Osceola City Council from 1981 to 1983.

On October 17, 2007, Smith endorsed Barack Obama for President. [2]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000 [1]
District 64
Turnout: 12,225
Democratic gain from Republican Mark D. Smith Democratic 6,245 51.1
Beverly J. Nelson-Forbes* Republican 5,970 48.8
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [2]
District 43
Turnout: 10,024
Democratic (newly redistricted) Mark Smith* Democratic 5,702 56.9
Tom Mack Republican 4,314 43.0
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [3]
District 43
Democratic hold Mark Smith* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [4]
District 43
Democratic hold Mark Smith* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [5]
District 43
Turnout: 12,888
Democratic hold Mark Smith* Democratic 7,325 56.8
Jane Jech Republican 5,557 43.1
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [6]
District 43
Turnout: 10,044
Democratic hold Mark Smith* Democratic 5,089 50.7
Jane A. Jech Republican 4,786 47.7

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Beverly Nelson
64th District
2001 – 2003
Succeeded by
Janet Petersen
Preceded by
Joe Seng
43rd District
2003 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent