Rep. Jason Smith, a Republican, represents parts of Crawford and Phelps Counties (District 120) in the Missouri House of Representatives. Elected to the House in a special election in 2005, Rep. Smith currently serves as Speaker Pro Tem. As Pro Tem he is an ex officio member of all House committees. He also serves on the Joint Committees on Legislative Research and Administrative Rules.
Representative Smith is committed to community involvement and is a member in the following organizations: National Rifle Association, Salem, Steelville and Cuba Chambers of Commerce, Missouri Bar, Farm Bureau, state board member of the Missouri Community Betterment Association, past President and current board member of the Salem FFA Alumni Association, and past board member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Additionally, he attends his home church, Grace Community Church of Salem, faithfully as a committed member and serves as a Sunday school teacher for the youth.
Confident in his career goals from an early age, Rep. Smith graduated from Salem High School (Salem, MO) in 1998 and went on to continue his education at Mizzou. In three years, he earned two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. In 2001, he enrolled in Oklahoma City University School of Law where he earned his Law Degree. He spent a summer studying international law at Trinity College in Cambridge, England and came back to graduate in 2004.
Rep. Smith, one of Missouri’s youngest representatives, stays busy with his legislative responsibilities. Additionally, he puts his educational background to use as an attorney, a real estate agent, and a small business owner.
Born June 16, 1980 in St. Louis, Missouri, Rep. Smith currently resides in Salem, Missouri where he can maintain close relationships with his family and lifelong friends while managing his fourth generation family farm.