Republican Thurston “Smitty” Smith Announces Endorsement from Riverside Sheriff’s Association (RSA)

APPLE VALLEY, CA – Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith announced Tuesday that he had received the endorsement of the Riverside Sheriff’s Association in his campaign for California’s 34th Assembly District.

“For far too long, Sacramento has been soft on crime, and I will be a key advocate for our law enforcement officers by giving them more tools, not less, to keep our communities safe,” said Assemblyman ‘Smitty’ Smith.

The Riverside County Sheriff Association represents over 3,200 Deputy Sheriffs, Correctional Deputies, District Attorney Investigators, Probation Officers, and Deputy Coroners.

Smitty has also received the backing of additional law enforcement leaders, including San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson, and the San Bernardino County’s Sheriff’s Employees Benefit Association (SEBA).

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, Highland, Lancaster, Palmdale, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, and portions of unincorporated San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Kern Counties.

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: