Republican Thurston “Smitty” Smith Announces Bid for California’s 34th Assembly District

APPLE VALLEY, CA – Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith announced Tuesday that he would seek election to California’s 34th Assembly District, following the creation of new legislative districts from the California Redistricting Commission.

The newly created 34th Assembly District encompasses most of the former 33rd Assembly District. It includes Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, California City, Hesperia, Lancaster, Palmdale, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, and portions of unincorporated San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Kern Counties.

“As an Assemblyman and retired small businessman, I am committed to fighting the special interests in Sacramento vying for higher taxes, more regulations on small businesses, and the Governor’s continued COVID-19 shutdowns of our economy,” said Smith. “Sacramento politicians have failed California on nearly every level from sky-high gas prices to ineffective government services like the Employment Development Department (EDD) and countless potholes in our roads.”

Smith has garnered support from local elected officials and organizations, including Congressman Jay Obernolte, San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson, 1st District Supervisor Col. Paul Cook (ret.), 3rd District Supervisor Dawn Rowe, Apple Valley Mayor Kari Leon, Hesperia Mayor Brigit Bennington, Big Bear Lake Mayor Rick Herrick, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association.

Thurston “Smitty” Smith is a retired concrete contractor and small businessman. He has served as the Mayor of Hesperia and currently serves in the State Assembly. Smitty and his wife, Margaret, have been married for 35 years and raised their two children in the San Bernardino County High Desert. For more information, visit: