Valeria Smith

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Valeria Smith (born July 1, 1966) is a Republican Senator from the Great Plains, serving since 2004. She had previously run for President in 2016.

Valeria Smith
Senator from the Great Plains
In Office:
2004 - Present
Served alongside: Long
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Incumbent
US House Representative
In Office:
2000-2004
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Unknown
House Representative of Oklahoma State Legislature
In Office:
1994-2000
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Unknown
Born

1 July 1966
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Political Party Republican Party
Spouse Jonathan Smith
Religion Unaffiliated Christian Protestant


Contents

Childhood & Education

Family

Valeria is the oldest sister of three of Douglas and Ana Freeman. Her mother worked her whole life at a local brewery in Oklahoma. She started out as a maintenance worker and supervisor of the functions of a single machine and ended up nothing short than head administrator of the whole brewery. Her father was a local business man and an active member of The National Rifle Association.

In 1989 Valeria meet her life long love Jonathan Smith. Two years later they married and Valeria took her husbands last name. In 1992 Valeria was 26 when they got their first and only child, the son Jack Smith.

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Family Tree (as of 2018)

Attributes

  • Fundraising - 3
  • Integrity - 1
  • Bulldog - 8
  • Organization - 2
  • Charisma - 2
  • Attractiveness - 1
  • Moderate - 1
  • Persuasiveness - 1

Education

For education Valeria decided to not seek out universities someplace long away she picked the equally good local university of Oklahoma. She ended up graduating from University of Oklahoma with a Master's degree in Political Science and Government.

Early Career

Being a child of politically active parents and showing of a quite brilliant intellect is wasn't surprising that she joined the Republican Party while still in college (she joined on her 17th birthday 1984). She worked as a campaign worker on several elections in her late teens and early twenties and as she got experience she become more and more part of the political policy discussions and got to know many members, high and low, of the party.

Valeria walked in the footsteps of her father as she joined the National Rifle Association. After a feew years as a deddicated supported she ended up getten a job at NRA. She worked for NRA as administrator and lobbyist for a few years before going into politics for full.

Work life

  • Worked as political strategist in several political campaigns.
  • Worked as lobbyist, strategist and administrator for NRA as various periods of times.
  • Worked as a clerk at the Oklahoma State Legislature.

Political Career

Oklahoma Politics

Being a child of politically active parents and showing of a quite brilliant intellect is wasn’t surprising that she joined the Republican Party while still in college. She worked as a campaign worker on several elections in her late teens and early twenties and as she got experience she become more and more part of the political policy discussions and got to know many members, high and low, of the party.

At 28 years of age she became part of the Oklahoma State Legislature, labelled by newspapers as the new wonder child of the Republican Party. She made a name for herself in both the legislature and in media as a "rising star" of the party and many tipped her for being a prominent member of the state leadership in the future. Those bets came true in 1999 when she assigned the role of Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party.

Representing GP in the House

But those who though she would be a long timer were proven wrong when she stated that she had other plans and goals in life. She wanted to do more for Oklahoma, Great Plains and for America as whole so she took her shot at the US House Election. Winning a sound victory over her democratic opponent made her the new representative of Oklahoma’s fifth congressional district in 2000. A seat she held on to in re-elections 2002 with a landslide win.

Senate Career

In 2004 it was yet again a time for move for Valeria Smith. Her appetite for work had been wet by the years in the house and she still felt she could do more. As such she run in the US Senator election of the Great Plains. While she did not win with such landslides as she had done in the US House Representative elections in Oklahoma – she did win and she did become senator of USA.

A seat she currently holds on to after two reelection. In 2010 she won it as easy as possible runing unopposed, and in 2016 she won it as far as easy as possible taking the seat with a 5 vote margin (according to independent election anlysists the close margin was seen as a result of her opponent spending more cash on advertisments).

Currently Smith is the second most senior of all senators, and the most senior member of the republican caucus. Over the years she has held many prestegious positions. She has chaired the Senate DAC committe and served on all others. In face she has served on up to 3 of the 4 standing committes at the same time. Among other things during her time in the Senate Smith funded the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues in 2008, and chaired it from 2008-2016.

2016 Presidential Race

In 2016 Valeria Smith enterd the Republican Presidential Primaries. Focusing on anti-terrorism, fiscal restraint, taxation and other core Republican issues. She droped out as third last republican contender just before the Iowa Caucus Primary. She threw her support behind Andrew Merrilin. During the turbulent 2016 Republican National Convention drama and the withdrawal of Merrilin, she was in the subjequent votes supported by 140 delegates (5,62%) during the final ballot. After election she held a strong speech in support of Presidential Candidate David Gamble on the 4th day of the convention.

Political Positions Held

  • House Representative of Oklahoma State Legislature (1994-2000)
  • Chairman of Oklahoma Republican Party (1999-2000)
  • US House Representative (2000-2004)
  • US Senator (2004-present)

Elections Results


2004 Senate election, Great Plains
Party Candidate Votes  % ±%
Republican Valeria Smith 1,900,000 55,88% +0.0%
Democrat Brad Carson 1,500,000 44.11% +0.0%
Majority 400,000 11.76%
Turnout 3,400,000
Republican hold

2010 Senate election, Great Plains
Party Candidate Votes  % ±%
Republican Valeria Smith (I) - - -
- Vacant - - -
Majority - -
Turnout -
Republican hold

Note: Seat won unopposed.


2016 Senate election, Great Plains
Party Candidate Votes  % ±%
Republican Valeria Smith (I) 1,701,590 49.83% +0.0%
Democrat Damien Austin 1,701,585 49.83% +0.0%
Majority 5 0.000003%
Turnout 3,414,821
Republican hold

2022 Senate election, Great Plains
Party Candidate Votes  % ±%
Republican Valeria Smith (I) - - -
- Vacant - - -
Majority - -
Turnout -
Republican hold

Note: Seat won unopposed.

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Preceded by
Unknown
Senator (Class 1) from the Great Plains
2005 - Present
Served alongside: Long
Succeeded by
Incumbent


United States presidential election, 2016
General polls · Fundraising · Debates · Endorsements
Democratic Party Primary polls · Primaries · Convention · Debates
Candidates Whitney Mason (Presidential nominee)/Andrew Brockmeier (Vice Presidential nominee) · Justin Casanova-Davis
Withdrawn Bryant Carter · Emmett Honeycutt · Tom Potier · Lilliam Vanleer
Republican Party Primary polls · Primaries · Convention · Debates
Candidates David Gamble (Presidential nominee)/John Dunn (Vice Presidential nominee) · John Dunn · Vincent Halfhyde · Andrew Merrilin · Valeria Smith
Withdrawn AA Alvera · Francisco Cojuanco · Joseph Salazar-Portela
Other 2016 elections: House · Senate · Gubernatorial · Presidential
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