Smith was elected to serve as the State Representative for District 62 in November of 2018 winning a primary runoff election with a margin of 72%-28%. He went on to beat the Democrat 76%-24%. Thereafter, he served his district in the Texas House of Representatives during the 2019 session. He currently serves on the Texas House Appropriations Committee as one of four freshman legislators appointed to do so. He also serves on the Texas House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee. Smith has successfully passed several pieces of conservative legislation during his first session and has established himself as a hard working member of Texas House. Smith was named Legislator of the Year by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers(MADD) in recognition of his passage of conservative, law and order legislation.
Smith is also the founder and owner of Reginald B. Smith, Jr. PLLC, a general practice law firm which he established in 2003. He is a two term chairman of the Grayson County Republican Party and currently the Northern Regional Director of the Texas Republican County Chairman’s Association. He has also served on the ballot security team for the Texoma Patriots providing election law advice to the local tea party organization in local elections.
In 1991, Smith received his B.S. in Political Science from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. In 1994 he earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Upon graduation, he returned home to practice law. Smith is licensed to practice in Texas, and admitted to practice in federal court including the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has been recognized, locally, as the “Best in Texoma” in the field of Family Law for the last three years.
Smith’s involvement in conservative political causes spans more than 2 decades. From his involvement at Austin College as an officer in the college Republican Club, to his service as a delegate to Republican County and State Party Conventions, he played an important role in the transformation of Grayson County from a Democrat to Republican county. Smith is also a member of the National Rifle Association.
Smith has been active in various local charitable and service organizations. He has previously served on the board of directors of Big Brother Big Sisters, Friends of Scouting with the Texoma Valley Boy Scouts and The Rehab Center among others. He has coached little league teams and devoted much of his off time with his wife Stephany raising their three children.
Smith and his family reside in Van Alstyne, Texas and are active members of the First Baptist Church of Van Alstyne.