Assemblymember Christy Smith was elected to the Assembly in November 2018 and represents the 38th Assembly District that includes the communities of Agua Dulce, Castaic, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, and northern San Fernando Valley.
Smith, a 37-year resident of Santa Clarita and a dedicated public servant, understands the communities and needs of the district. She formerly served two terms as a Governing Board Member of the highly successful Newhall School District.
A graduate of Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Christy attended College of the Canyons and graduated with honors from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduating, Christy started her career in public service as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Education. Christy eventually returned to California with her husband to raise their family. While raising their two daughters, Christy was very active in local education, serving as a PTA and site council member before being elected to the Newhall School Board in 2009. She additionally founded the Valencia Valley Technological Education Foundation and served as its initial Chair.
Christy is a proven community leader. She served as chair of the successful Measure E Prop 39 bond campaign for the Newhall District, which has provided $60 million in resources for facility and technology upgrades. She formerly co-chaired "Raising the Curtain", a capital campaign to refurbish the historic Newhall Elementary Auditorium to make it a performing arts resource for the community.
Christy understands that education is the key to prosperity for citizens and businesses alike. In addition to her activism for local education, she is an education advocate statewide, having served as the Legislative Vice President of the Santa Clarita Valley Trustees Association and as a delegate to the California School Board Association.
Through her extensive advocacy work, Christy has been engaged in public policy issues impacting California families including; economic security, sound public budgeting, health and welfare, and support of the non-profit sector.
She currently lives in Santa Clarita with her husband Philip and their two daughters.