Alma Wheeler Smith

Biographical Information

Born: August 6, 1941 in Columbia, South Carolina
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Conan, Dana and Tara; 1 grandchild
Education: Graduate of St. Thomas High School (now Gabriel Richard) in Ann Arbor; B.A., journalism and advanced degree course work in journalism and business administration, University of Michigan
Employment/Military Record: Senior Producer, public television; Senate staff for Sen Lana Pollack; Senator, 18th District
Community Activities: NAACP, Student Advocacy Center, ACLU, MichUCan
Religion: Catholic

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2010)
Other Offices: First elected to House in 2004; former member of state Senate, elected in 1994; former member of South Lyon Community School Board, 1984-92; former commissioner, Washtenaw County, 1993-94; running mate pick for unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Bonior in 2002 primary.

Elections and Political Participation

Governor 2010
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 54th District 2008
General Vote: 33,501 of 47,101 (71%)
Primary Vote: 6,672 of 8,810 (75%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 54th District 2006
General Vote: 22,246 of 32,131 (69%)
Primary Vote: 6,189 of 6,189 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 54th District 2004
General Vote: 28,568 of 42,126 (67%)
Primary Vote: 3,510 of 8,839 (39%)

Political Activities: Ann Arbor Cable Casting Commission (1973 - 78)

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