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Thurston Smith

R

Assembly Republican

District 33, Hesperia

Time in office

Assembly: 2020—Present

Background

Retired Business Owner

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Capitol office

Capitol Office, Room 4208
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0033; (916) 319-2033

District office(s)

9700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 230, Hesperia, CA 92345; (760) 244-5277

Biographical information

Birth Place

Military installation, Germany

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Apple Valley, CA

Gender

Male

Born

March 9, 1958

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2019-2020

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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Interactive: How diverse is the California Legislature?

By Elizabeth Castillo, Ben Christopher, John Osborn D'Agostino, Orlando Mayorquin, and Matt Levin, January 11, 2021

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Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Budget
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Oversees Assembly consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (Vice Chair)
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Bills involving toxic substances and hazardous materials, hazardous waste regulation, drinking water regulation, and pesticides.
Governmental Organization
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Bills involving alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters.
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
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Bills involving business advocacy; California-Mexico trade relations; California overseas trade offices; Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development; economic disaster relief; foreign investments in California; industrial innovation; interstate commerce; seaports and physical infrastructure; small business; state and local economic development; women and minority business.
Military and Veterans Affairs
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Bills involving Cal-Vet loan program, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Guard and veterans.
Water, Parks, and Wildlife
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Bills involving water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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Assembly District 33 demographics

Assembly District 33 map
R

Safe Republican district

Next election: 2022

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
34%
46%
GOP
36%
24%
No party
21%
24%
Other
8%
6%

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
46%
39%
White
39%
37%
Asian
3%
14%
Black or African American
9%
6%
Multi-race
3%
3%

Median household income

$53,356
$75,235

Median age

33.5
36.5

Poverty rate

20%
13%

Bachelor's degree or higher

15%
34%

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Most recent election

2020 General
R

Thurston "Smitty" Smith

Republican
54.9%
R

Rick Herrick

Republican
45.1%

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