Doug (Doug) M. Smith (R-SH005)
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Capitol: 518.455.5937
FAX: 518.455.4784
District: 631.585.0230
Assemblyman
Room 545 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248

District Office:
991 Main Street
Holbrook, NY 11741
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Elizabeth   
Committee Assignments
RM MemberAssembly Committee on Education
MemberAssembly Committee on Energy
MemberAssembly Committee on Higher Education
MemberAssembly Committee on Housing
MemberAssembly Committee on Aging
Counties Representing
Suffolk

Bio

Assemblyman Doug Smith was elected to represent the people of the 5th District in the New York State Assembly on April 24, 2018. His district spans the townships of Brookhaven and Islip, and includes Holbrook, Holtsville, Ronkonkoma, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lake Grove, Centereach, Selden, Farmingville, as well as parts of North Patchogue, Islandia, and Stony Brook.

Doug Smith is dedicated to public service and fighting for Long Island. A lifelong member of our community, he is a graduate of Sachem High School in Lake Ronkonkoma and St. Joseph's University in Patchogue where he earned degrees in Mathematics and Adolescent Education.

During his tenure, Assemblyman Smith has enthusiastically served our community resolving thousands of constituent cases, fighting to give families the tools they need to combat the heroin epidemic, advocating for changes in the law to protect victims of domestic violence, and leading the charge to repower Long Island by pushing for an overhaul of the deeply flawed PSEG/LIPA monopoly.

As a former high school mathematics teacher, Smith proudly serves as Ranking Member of the Assembly Education Committee, which is responsible for overseeing educational policies and programs affecting prekindergarten, elementary, and secondary education for approximately 3 million children attending both public and nonpublic schools. The Education Committee also participates in the process for selecting individuals to serve on the New York State Board of Regents.

Doug's father is a mechanic, and his mother is a bookkeeper, who instilled in him a strong work ethic, the value of education, and the importance of being civic minded. He worked his way through college at Cooky's Deli in Bohemia. He spent nights teaching adult education courses, and on the weekends helped educate homeless and underprivileged youth in the Sachem School District before fulfilling his dream of becoming a high school mathematics teacher.

Before his election, Smith served as Chief of Staff to his predecessor Assemblyman Al Graf, helping lead the charge against the defective Common Core curriculum, and helping fight for the restoration of a robust career track - in addition to an academic track - in education to ensure our children have every possible opportunity for success.

Doug and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Holbrook where they are raising their daughter, Sophie. They attend Westminster United Presbyterian Church in West Islip.