Charles (Charles) Smith (D-044)

State Representative Charles Smith

Charles (Charles) Smith (D-044)
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Capitol: 919.733.5601
FAX: 919.733.2599
District: 910.977.1602
North Carolina House of Representatives
Room 1021 Legislative Building 16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096
PO Box 53690
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Residence:Fayetteville, NC

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Born and raised in Cumberland County, I have a strong appreciation for our community and longstanding desire to serve the area I've always called home. My formative years were spent here in Fayetteville; after which I attended Emory & Henry College to fulfill a childhood dream of playing college basketball. After undergrad, I returned to my home state and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for law school. Immediately after earning my law degree from UNC, I came back to Cumberland County to serve as an Assistant District Attorney. During my time with the District Attorney's office, I prosecuted a wide variety of cases, but primarily handled domestic violence and child abuse matters. After years in the District Attorney's Office, I transitioned into private practice with The Charleston Group, here in Fayetteville. While working for The Charleston Group, I have gained experience representing a variety of government entities, as well as experience in administrative law, corporate law, and general civil litigation. As an attorney that has handled criminal and civil cases, I have relevant experience interpreting, applying, and arguing statutes that our legislators enact and approve. I was lucky enough to meet my wife, Mary Kelly, also a Fayetteville native and a passionate public servant. Mary Kelly works as an elementary school counselor in the Cumberland County public school system. She and I choose to live in the All-America city and will continue to pursue our careers and raise our family here. If given the opportunity to serve, I will work tirelessly and transparently to ensure that our area continues to progress and be a place that we are all proud to call home. I understand and respect the important role of a legislator, and the need for each of you to be able to trust and access your representative at the state level. With full recognition of the gravity of this responsibility, it is my desire to continue to serve you and the state that I have and will always call home. I humbly ask that you consider providing support in order to allow me to represent you in the North Carolina House of Representatives, District 44.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Mary Kelly   
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