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Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.)


Biography
District: 9th District
Political Highlights: Wash. Senate, 1991-97; U.S. House, 1997-present
Born: June 15, 1965; Washington, D.C.
Residence: Bellevue
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Sara Smith; two children
Education: Fordham U., B.A. 1987; U. of Washington, J.D. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services; Benghazi Attack

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalAdam Smith (D) 192,03471.6
James Postma (R) 76,10528.4
2010generalAdam Smith (D) 123,74354.9
Richard Muri (R) 101,85145.1
2008generalAdam Smith (D) 176,29565.4
James Postma (R) 93,08034.6
2006generalAdam Smith (D) 119,03865.7
Steven Cofchin (R) 62,08234.3
2004generalAdam Smith (D) 162,43363.3
Paul Lord (R) 88,30434.4
Robert Losey (GREEN) 5,9342.3
2002generalAdam Smith (D) 95,80558.5
Sarah Casada (R) 63,14638.6
J. Mills (LIBERT) 4,7592.9
2000generalAdam Smith (D) 135,45261.7
Chris Vance (R) 76,76635.0
Jonathan Wright (LIBERT) 7,4053.4
1998generalAdam Smith (D) 111,94864.7
Ron Taber (R) 61,10835.3
1996generalAdam Smith (D) 105,23650.1
Randy Tate (R) 99,19947.3
David Gruenstein (NL) 5,4322.6
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: WA-09)
 
Safe Democrat


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

101st

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Washington Rep. Jim McDermott (D) is 30th.

11th

Washington is 11th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

8,228

Twitter Followers (@RepAdamSmith)

57th

Rep. Adam Smith has the 57th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.