Thurston (Smitty) Smith (R-SH33)
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Capitol: 916.319.2033
FAX: 916.319.2133
District: 760.244.5277
Assemblyman
Suite 4320 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

District Office:
9700 Seventh Avenue
Hesperia, CA 92345
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Margaret   DOB: 3/9/1958
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairAssembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
MemberAssembly Select Committee on California's Lithium Economy
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Youth Homelessness in San Bernardino County
MemberAssembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
MemberSubcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Veteran Employment and Education
MemberSubcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process Oversight and Program Evaluation
MemberAssembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs
MemberAssembly Select Committee on Economic Development in the Inland Empire
MemberAssembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife
MemberAssembly Committee on Budget
MemberAssembly Committee on Governmental Organization
Counties Representing
San Bernardino

Bio

Biography Assemblyman Thurston Smith, known to most as "Smitty" has been a longtime advocate for our region. In 1988, Smitty started his own small business working as a concrete pumping contractor in Southern California's High Desert. In 2020, Smitty was elected to serve the residents of the 33rd District in the California State Assembly.

A devout family man and Christian, Smitty has been married to Margaret for over 34 years and they have raised two children together in Hesperia. In 2007, their youngest son, Brandon, tragically lost his life in an off-road motorcycle accident in the California desert. This tragedy led Smitty and his wife to establish the "Brandon E. Smith Memorial Scholarship" with the Victor Valley College Foundation to help local students achieve their educational ambitions.

Fed up with increasingly burdensome regulations on his own small business in California, Smitty felt compelled to get involved in local government and be an advocate for fellow small business owners and taxpayers. In 2006, Smitty's neighbors elected him to the Hesperia City Council where he served two terms and was appointed by his peers three times to serve as Mayor.

As an Assemblyman, Smitty serves on eight committees including- Budget, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Vice Chair), Governmental Organization, Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, Military and Veterans Affairs, and Water, Parks, and Wildlife. Through these committee assignments, Smitty will be representing California's High Desert and Mountain communities in the statewide discussion.

Thurston "Smitty" Smith and his wife, Margaret, have been residents of the 33rd Assembly District for over three decades. Smitty understands the challenges and opportunities of our region.