Olympia, WA - March 4th, 2020
LD 10 Representative Norma Smith asked for a point of personal privilege on the House floor today to announce that she will not run for re-election in November. The 10th District state representative explained how she is returning to a life-long calling that has defined both her personal and professional paths over the years.
“Serving the people of the 10th District has been my greatest professional honor and privilege. They put their trust in me and I will be forever grateful. I have poured everything I have into our communities and sound legislation, and I feel like we have accomplished so much together,” said Smith, R-Clinton. “I now look forward to the next season of life and the new doors of opportunity opening to once again focus on teaching and mentoring. I am looking forward to renewing this life-long vision of investing in the hearts, minds, and faith journey of another generation.”
Smith will complete her two-year term, which ends in January 2021, and continue to work on behalf of her constituents throughout that time period.
First appointed state representative in January 2008, Smith went on to win her race that November. Prior to serving in the Washington State House of Representatives, she served on the South Whidbey School Board and was Special Assistant to U.S. Congressman Jack Metcalf.
Smith is the ranking Republican on the House Innovation, Technology and Economic Development Committee, and the assistant ranking Republican on the House Capital Budget Committee. She also serves on the House State Government and Tribal Relations Committee.