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  Smith, Adam
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameAdam Smith
Address1019 Pacific Avenue Suite 1118
Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born June 15, 1965 (54 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 28, 2018 01:15pm
Tags Libertarian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Smaller Government - Married - Christian -
InfoDavid Adam Smith

After living his entire life in the Ninth Congressional District of Washington state and graduating from the University of Washington’s law school, Adam Smith ran for the State Senate at the age of 25. Doggedly campaigning door-to-door for months, Smith surprised the political establishment and knocked off a 16-year moderate Republican incumbent in 1990.

Just two years later Smith led the State Senate campaign operation in 1992, helping to propel the Democrats to the majority. He then became the Law and Justice Committee Chair where he earned a reputation for thoughtful, common sense leadership.

In 1996, Smith beat Republican freshman and future Christian Coalition leader Randy Tate by three points in one of the nation’s most contested districts-- Washington’s Ninth District. His victory cemented the new district’s reputation as the quintessential swing district-- electing a Democrat in 1992, a Republican in 1994, and a Democrat in 1996.

Today, he is the co-chair of the House New Democrat Coalition and has become one of the House’s experts on technology, telecommunications, and economic growth issues, including digital signature, broadband, and export controls.

Smith’s pro-growth, moderate approach has helped him win re-election by over 58 percent in 1998, 2000, and 2002, despite being a top target of the National Republican Campaign Committee in 2000.

In 1993, Smith married Sara Bickle-Eldridge, a native of Spokane and graduate of Seattle University Law School. They have two children: Kendall Charlotte, born in July of 2000; and Jack Evers, born in June of 2003. They live in Northeast Tacoma.

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 16, 2010 10:45pm Contest Adam Smith wins Armed Services post  Article IndyGeorgia 
Oct 17, 2009 12:00am News Rep. Smith (WA) suffers collapsed lung  Article karin1492 
Apr 17, 2006 11:55am Perspective [Adam] Smith’s PAC shares its riches  Article Ralphie 
Jul 05, 2005 07:00am Proposed Legislation Rep. Smith has a new crusade  Article Ralphie 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  08/04/2020 WA District 09 - Blanket Primary ???
  01/03/2019 US House Armed Services Committee Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2018 WA District 09 Won 67.90% (+35.80%)
  08/07/2018 WA District 09 - Blanket Primary Won 48.42% (+21.56%)
  11/08/2016 WA District 09 Won 72.89% (+45.77%)
  08/02/2016 WA District 09 - Blanket Primary Won 56.28% (+32.92%)
  11/04/2014 WA District 09 Won 70.83% (+41.65%)
  08/05/2014 WA District 09 - Blanket Primary Won 64.00% (+36.79%)
  11/06/2012 WA District 9 Won 71.62% (+43.23%)
  08/07/2012 WA District 9 - Blanket Primary Won 61.16% (+37.98%)
  11/02/2010 WA District 9 Won 54.85% (+9.70%)
  08/17/2010 WA District 9 - Blanket Primary Won 51.24% (+25.47%)
  11/04/2008 WA - District 09 Won 65.45% (+30.89%)
  08/19/2008 WA District 9 - Blanket Primary Won 64.70% (+29.40%)
  11/07/2006 WA - District 09 Won 65.72% (+31.45%)
  09/19/2006 WA District 9 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 WA - District 09 Won 63.41% (+28.99%)
  09/14/2004 WA - District 09 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 WA District 9 Won 58.52% (+19.95%)
  11/07/2000 WA District 9 Won 61.67% (+26.72%)
  09/19/2000 WA District 9 - Blanket Primary Won 59.75% (+0.00%)
  11/03/1998 WA District 9 Won 64.69% (+29.38%)
  09/15/1998 WA District 9 - Blanket Primary Won 57.88% (+32.85%)
  11/05/1996 WA District 9 Won 50.14% (+2.88%)
  11/08/1994 WA State Senate District 33 Won 52.14% (+4.29%)
  11/06/1990 WA State Senate District 33 Won 51.68% (+3.37%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/20/2017 US Secretary of Defense Lost 0.00% (-98.99%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WA District 07 - Nov 08, 2016 D Pramila Jayapal
WA District 6 - Blanket Primary - Aug 07, 2012 D Derek Kilmer
WA Auditor - Blanket Primary - Aug 07, 2012 R Mark Miloscia
US House Minority Whip - Nov 16, 2010 D Steny H. Hoyer
Pierce County Executive - Nov 04, 2008 D Calvin Goings
WA State House District 36 Seat 1 - Open Primary - Aug 19, 2008 D Reuven Carlyle
WA US President - D Primary - Feb 19, 2008 D Barack Obama
WA US President - D Caucus - Feb 09, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
Metropolitan King County Council District 1 - Nov 08, 2005 D Bob Ferguson
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Simon B. Rosenberg
WA - District 08 - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Alex Alben
WA US President - D Caucuses - Feb 07, 2004 D John Kerry
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D John Kerry
FEC COMMITTEES
C00304709 Adam Smith for Congress Committee $ 551422.88