Tootie Smith

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Tootie Smith
Clackamas County Commissioner
In office
January 2013 January 3, 2017
Preceded byJamie Damon
Succeeded byKen Humberston
Member of the OregonHouseofRepresentatives
from the 18th district
In office
2003–2005
Preceded by Deborah Kafoury
Succeeded by Mac Sumner
Member of the OregonHouseofRepresentatives
from the 28th district
In office
2001–2003
Preceded by Roger Beyer
Succeeded by Jeff Barker
Personal details
Born (1957-03-03) March 3, 1957 (age 63)
Oregon City, Oregon, United States
Political party Republican
Residence Mulino, Oregon
Alma mater Concordia University

Tootie Smith (born March 3, 1957) is an American politician and hazelnut farmer from the state of Oregon. A Republican, she served in the state legislature from 2001 until 2005, and on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners from 2013 until 2017.

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In 2019, she announced her candidacy for Clackamas County Chair. She won the election with 64,502 votes (53.22%).

Biography

Smith was born in 1957 in Oregon City. She attended Mount Hood Community College and graduated from Concordia University. [1]

Smith was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2000, and reelected in 2002. In 2012, she was elected to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Smith unsuccessfully ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2014, but lost to incumbent Democrat Kurt Schrader, receiving 39% of the vote. [2] [3] Smith ran for reelection to the county commission in 2016, but lost to Ken Humberston. [4] [5] Smith ran for Clackamas County Chair in 2020 and won. Her term will begin in January 2021.

Tootie thinks that following her state COVID restriction is like being a "second-rate slave". [6]

Personal life

Smith and her husband, Nate, have one child. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Tootie Smith's Biography". Project VoteSmart. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  2. "OR District 05 2014". OurCampaigns. January 2, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. Mapes, Jeff (January 13, 2014). "Clackamas Commissioner Tootie Smith announces candidacy against Rep. Kurt Schrader". The Oregonian (OregonLive.com). Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  4. Williams, Conner (November 9, 2016). "Tootie Smith loses County Commissioner seat by less than two points". Molalla Pioneer. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  5. Wong, Peter (December 23, 2016). "Tootie Smith makes her exit from Clackamas County board". Portland Tribune . Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  6. Stites, Sam. "Tootie Smith compares statewide 'freeze' restrictions to slavery". https://joomlakave.com . Retrieved 2020-11-19.External link in |website= (help)