Van Smith

Updated: August 07, 2022 at 12:12 PM CST

General Information

Who is Van Smith?
Van Smith

Born in Chilton County, Van Smith received his bachelor’s degree in agriscience education from Auburn University and his master’s degree in agriscience education from Alabama A&M University. He received his certification in administrative education from the University of Montevallo.

He has served as an Autauga County Commissioner for the past five years. In nearly four decades in education, Smith worked 13 years as a vocational education teacher, eight years as assistant principal, and 16 years as principal of Billingsley School. After retirement in 2013, he became a full-time farmer raising cattle, hay and timber.

Status: Alabama State Representative for District 42
Party: Republican
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Contact Information

Known contact information for Van Smith from Billingsley, AL.

  • 11 South Union Street, Suite 531
    Montgomery, AL 36130-2950
  • Phone: 334-261-0459
  • Official Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Van Smith from Billingsley, AL.

  • BS, Agriscience Education, Auburn University
  • Master's, Administration, Montevallo University
  • MS, Agriscience Education, Alabama A&M University

Political Information

Known political history for Van Smith from Billingsley, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 42, 2022
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 42, 2019-present
  • Trustee, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, 1994-present
  • Former Commissioner, Autauga County, Alabama, District 3
  • Former Vice Chair, Autauga County Commission, Alabama

Professions Information

Known professional history for Van Smith from Billingsley, AL.

  • Former Assistant Principal, Billingsley School
  • Former Principal, Billingsley School
  • Former Vocational Education Teacher, Billingsley School

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Van Smith from Billingsley, AL.

  • Chairman of the Deacons, Indian Grave Baptist Church, present
  • Member, Junior Beef Expo Committee, Southeastern Livestock Exposition, present
  • Member, Indian Grave Baptist Church, present
  • Superintendent, Autauga Agribition Livestock Show, 1999-present
  • Board Member, Autauga County Cattlemen's Association
  • Former Career Development Event Superintendent, National FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event
  • Former Vice Chairman, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees
  • Member, Board of Trustees, PowerSouth
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Alabama Rural Electric Association
  • Member, National Future Farmers of America Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event

Election History

Van Smith from Billingsley, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Van Smith has sponsored.

HB495
Thorsby, alcoholic beverages, sale of draft or keg beer by retail licensees
HB412
Sales and use tax, agricultural products, producer value added agricultural products exempt from sales tax, Sec. 40-23-1, 40-23-4 am'd.
HB399
Motor vehicles, uniform vehicle width restriction, provided, Sec. 32-9-20 am'd.

HB640
Clanton, alcoholic beverages, city council may authorize sale of draft or keg beer, under certain conditions
HB602
Catfish, size and number limit, no size or number limit, rule of Conservation and Natural Resources superseded
HB600
Motor vehicles, uniform vehicle width restriction, provided, Sec. 32-9-20 am'd.
HB586
Mobile Co., Mobile Bay, western shore, mobile home parks or RV parks, restricted within 1500 feet of Mobile Bay, mobile homes or manufactured buildings, restricted except for use by owner, sewage systems regulated, enforcement
HB576
Time; to adopt Daylight Savings Time statewide if Congress amends Federal law to allow it.
HB514
Chilton Co., sheriff, salary
HB513
Chilton Co., sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned, unclaimed, or stolen property and firearms, notice, record keeping requirement, distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes
HB492
Pharmacy benefits managers, practices relating to patient steering, price discrimination, fiduciary duty to client, price disclosure, etc. regulated, Dept of Insurance, duties and authorities revised, Act 2019-457, 2019 Reg. Sess., sections amended and renumbered; Secs. 27-45A-6 to 27-45A-11, inclusive, 27-45A-13 added; Secs. 27-45A-3, 27-45A-4, 27-45A-5 am'd.
HB446
Utilities, governmental entities, prohibited from adopting or enforcing policies that prohibit the connection or reconnection of utility services
HB445
Crimes and offenses, crimes of riot and inciting to riot, harassment, and assault II, amended, crimes of assault against a first responder, aggravated riot, and unlawful traffic interference, created, mandatory holding period for certain violations, provided, mandatory incarceration period for certain violations, provided, exceptions to sovereign immunity, further provided, restrictions on distribution of revenue to defunding jurisdictions, provided, Secs. 13A-11-3.1, 13A-11-5.1, 13A-11-8.1 added; Secs. 12-25-32, 13A-6-21, 13A-6-132, 13A-11-1, 13A-11-3, 13A-11-4, 13A-11-8, 13A-11-70, 15-13-2, 36-1-12, 36-2-1 am'd.
HB392
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Obligation Transparency, created, membership, compensation, powers, and duties, provided
HB391
Schools, public K-12, athletic events allowing competition by one biological gender against another prohibited unless the event specifically includes both genders
HB384
Electrical Contractors, Alabama Board of, board membership revised, board authorized to subpoena witnesses and investigate complaints, expiration of licenses, local business licenses texting deleted, Secs. 34-36-3, 34-36-4, 34-36-6, 34-36-7, 34-36-8, 34-36-9, 34-36-13, 34-36-16 am'd.
HB346
Social Work Examiners, Board of, duties, board authorized to charge and collect fees to verify existence of current license, Sec. 34-30-57 am'd.
HB320
State employees, cost-of-living increase for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020.
HB220
Education Dept., state property, Dept. of Edu., has authority to manange the construction and renovation of property that is part of a state educational institution, Sec. 41-4-400 am'd.
HB217
Telephone communications, knowing and intentionally misleading use of inaccurate caller identification information, prohibited
HB215
Sheriffs, term of office, to commence following election, technical revisions to term of county commissioner, Sec. 36-3-4 am'd.

HB 167
Social Work Examiners, Board of, duties, board authorized to charge and collect fees to verify existence of current license, Sec. 34-30-57 am'd.

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