Born in 1976 and moving to Red Oak in 1979, Mr. Smith grew up attending Red Oak Independent Schools. He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1994 and, later in 2011, attended and graduated from Navarro Jr. College.
Mr. Smith started his 25-year tenure with the United States Federal Government in 1997. In 2010, his career took him to Brownsville, Texas, where he worked as a federal officer with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In 2014, while still working for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mr. Smith was able to move back to his hometown of Red Oak, Texas.
While growing up in Red Oak, Mr. Smith played for Red Oak soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball teams. He has remained involved with youth sports over the years, serving as an umpire, referee, association board member, and then an active member of the Red Oak Parks and Recreation Department Committee.
He has two daughters, Haley and Taylor, both of who have graduated from Red Oak.
"I look forward to serving and working for and with the community to make this a great place. "
The City of Red Oak adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 5.38 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $-40.57.