A Dedicated Public Servant and Leader in Public Education
Christy Smith has called the Santa Clarita Valley home since she was ten years old. The daughter of an Army veteran, Christy’s family settled in southern California after moving around while her father was enlisted. She graduated from Hart High School and attended College of the Canyons before transferring to UCLA and receiving a degree in political science. Christy began her career in public service as an analyst for the U.S. Department of Education before serving on her children’s school PTA and founding the Valencia Valley Technological Education Foundation. She went on to serve two terms, including as president, on the Newhall School Board and was elected to represent the 38th Assembly District in 2018. Christy lives in Newhall with her husband and their two daughters.
A Champion for Southern California Working Families
Christy is a champion for her community in the state Assembly and will continue to fight for working families in Congress. Improving public education is one of Christy’s top priorities. “From the U.S. Department of Education to the Newhall School Board to the State Assembly’s Education Committee – I’ve always fought to invest more in our local public schools,” she has said. Christy is also committed to protecting and expanding access to quality, affordable health care and lowering prescription drug costs. In the Assembly, she authored legislation to increase access to affordable mental health services. “It’s time we prioritize affordable access to mental health by addressing gaps in our workforce, especially in rural and remote areas,” she said. In Congress, she will continue to be a strong advocate for expanding opportunities for California families.
A Special Election to Hold a Critical Seat
Christy is running for California’s 25th Congressional District, an open seat that flipped from red to blue in 2018. In addition to this race being one of California’s open, “jungle” primaries, where the top two candidates regardless of political party advance, the primary election is also quickly approaching and will be held on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This seat is a critical hold for Democrats to keep the House majority, and with former Republican Congressman Steve Knight in the race for his old seat, it’s sure to be another competitive race. EMILY’s List is proud to be supporting Christy for Congress because we know she has what it takes to win.