Christy Smith Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, California, Politics

Christy Smith Biography

Christy Smith is a California State Assemblywoman who served in the 38th Assembly District from 2018 to 2020. Smith, a Democrat, ran three unsuccessful campaigns for California’s 25th congressional district, all losing to Republican Mike Garcia.


How old is Christy Smith? – Age

She is 53 years old as of May 15, 2022. She was born in 1969 in Würzburg, West Germany.

Christy Smith Family – Education

When she was six months old, her parents returned to the United States, settling in Fortville, Indiana, where her father, Jerry Fisher, found work at RCA Records. They later relocated to Terre Haute before settling in Santa Clarita Valley in 1979. She is the eldest of three children and attended College of the Canyons after graduating from William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita.

The University of California, Los Angeles awarded her a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1993. After that, Smith spent the Clinton administration as a policy analyst for the US Department of Education. On the board of the Newhall School District, she served for two terms.

Christy Smith Wife

Smith, her husband Phil, and their two daughters reside in Santa Clarita, California.

Christy Smith Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

Christy Smith California

Smith ran for the 38th State Assembly District in California in 2016. The seat became available after Republican incumbent Scott Wilk announced his intention to run for State Senate. Despite leading the candidate field in the open primary in June, she was defeated in the November general election by Republican Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta, 52.87% to 47.13%. In 2018, she ran for the 38th district again, defeating Acosta with 51.2% to 48.8%. She served as the chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management.

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Christy Smith Career

Smith announced her candidacy for Katie Hill’s vacated congressional seat on October 28, 2019, one day after Hill announced her intention to resign. Hill supported Smith as her replacement. Smith’s legislative district encompasses more than half of the congressional district.

The Los Angeles Times, Indivisible, and prominent Democratic figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and Governor Gavin Newsom all endorsed Smith.

Former U.S. Representative Steve Knight, progressive political commentator Cenk Uygur, and foreign policy adviser for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign George Papadopoulos were among Smith’s eleven opponents in the March 3, 2020, primary election. EMILY’s List endorsed Smith in December 2019, as did the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee the following month. Smith declined to attend a Democratic primary debate in Palmdale, California, on January 9, 2020, citing her legislative duties in the State Assembly.

On March 3, 2020, a special election to fill the remainder of Hill’s term was held concurrently with a primary election for the 117th United States Congress. Smith came in first place in both elections. A runoff election was held on May 12, 2020, to fill the remainder of Hill’s term, which she lost to Republican Mike Garcia, a former US Navy pilot. She faced Garcia again in the general election on November 3, 2020, losing by 333 votes for the full two-year congressional term.