No 19: Christy Smith

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“Assemblywoman Christy Smith seems to be learning her way around Sacramento very quickly, as evidenced by some of the work she’s already been able to accomplish on behalf of Santa Clarita Valley residents. We look forward to her building on a successful first year in office.”

— Richard Budman, Signal Publisher/Owner

Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, has spent her first year in the Assembly with a focus on an area that’s long been a passion for her: education.

Prior to voters sending her to the state’s Capitol in November 2018, she was a member of the Newhall School District’s governing board for two terms. She helped, in part, to lead the effort to revitalize what was formerly the Newhall Auditorium into the Newhall Family Theatre, which has become a popular new venue in the community.

In addition to a controversial series of bills regarding charter schools, she garnered passage for bills supporting human trafficking and sexual harassment victims, as well as a bill to support opportunities for community college students. Perhaps her most significant impact so far can be found in the $450,000 she helped bring home from the state’s budget, which went directly to supporting the SCV’s Bella Vida senior center.

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