Born: May 15, 1969 in Wurzburg, Germany
Married: Philip Norris Smith (m. ~1990)
Children: Chelsea and Chandle
Previous: Analyst, U.S. Department of Education
2009-2018: Member, Newhall School District Board
- CLOSE CONTEST: The day after the 2018 General Election, Acosta led Smith by 1576 votes. The following day, his lead dropped to 1222 which closed to 257 votes on November 9th. On November 13th, Smith pulled ahead and gained a lead of 1718 votes. By November 23rd, Acosta trailed by 4418 votes.
- Legislative History: Smith is the first California legislator to be born in Germany in 83 years (since Assemblyman Frederick Peterson, who served 1933-1936).