Meet Smitty

A Regular Guy with a Big Job. 

Thurston “Smitty” Smith is a conservative Republican and small businessman representing California’s 33rd Assembly District.

A devout family man and Christian, Smitty has been married to Margaret for over 35 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.

After two decades pumping concrete in the Southern California desert and watching middle-class families struggle under the radical left’s job-killing agenda, Smitty decided it was time to make a difference. In 2006, Smitty’s neighbors elected him to serve as Hesperia’s Mayor, where he served two terms.

In November 2020, Smitty was elected to the California State Assembly. He championed government reform, fought to increase tools available to our law enforcement officers, and is fighting against illegal cannabis grow operations, often cartel-run, to keep rural California safe.

Thurston “Smitty” Smith and his wife Margaret have been residents of the San Bernardino County High Desert for three decades. He understands the challenges and opportunities for our region. Smitty is well-positioned to be our common-sense voice in the California State Assembly as our conservative leader.

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Smitty pumping concrete in 1995


Congressman Jay Obernolte

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh

Senator Mike Morrell (ret.)

San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus

San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Dawn Rowe

San Bernardino County Supervisor Col. Paul Cook (ret.)

San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood (ret.)

San Bernardino County Accessor-Recorder Bob Dutton

Apple Valley Mayor Kari Leon

Apple Valley Mayor Pro Tem Art Bishop

Apple Valley Councilmember Larry Cusack

Apple Valley Councilmember Scott Nassif

Apple Valley Councilmember Curt Emick

Hesperia Mayor Bridget Bennington

Hesperia Mayor Pro Tem Bill Holland

Hesperia Councilmember Larry Bird

Hesperia Councilmember Cameron Gregg

Hesperia Councilmember Rebekah Swanson

Big Bear Lake Mayor Rick Herrick

Adelanto Mayor Gabriel Reyes

Victorville Mayor Debra Jones

Victorville Mayor Terry Caldwell (ret.)

Victorville Mayor Ryan McEachron (ret.)

Victorville Councilmember Liz Becerra

Mojave Water Agency President Jim Ventura

"I trust Smitty to remain committed to advocating on behalf of taxpayers and small businesses."

Senator George Runner (ret.)

"Smitty will support San Bernardino County’s law enforcement and fight against harmful legislation impacting the safety of our communities."

Sgt. Grant Ward, SEBA President

“An effective leader for our region.”

Supervisor Robert Lovingood
“A tough tax fighter for California.”
Mayor Larry Bird


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