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Christy Smith


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-38 91801 Loss
11-06-2018 Democratic AD-38 95751 Win
05-12-2020 Democratic CD-25 78721 Loss
11-03-2020 Democratic CD-25 169305 Loss
11-08-2022 Democratic CD-27 91892 Loss

Candidate Biography:

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
2021-2023: Member, California Delta Stewardship Council
2022-2023: Executive Director, Flip Forward PAC
2023-Present: Executive Director, Emerge California

  • 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).
  • CLOSE CONTEST: At the end of Election Night 2020, Christy Smith led Garcia by 7,369 votes. A day later, her lead was 1,722 votes. On November 5th, the vote count put Garcia ahead by 265 votes. On November 9th, Smith took a 1,287 vote lead. On November 10th, Garcia retook the lead by 159 votes. On November 12th, Garcia's lead grew to 219 votes but the following day it dropped to 104 votes.
  • LEGISLATION: During her term, Smith authored ten bills, of which two were signed into law.