Santa Clarita, California , United States
Dec 29, 2006 01:53am
|Info||Mayor Smyth was first elected to the Santa Clarita City Council in 2000 and was re-elected to his second term in April, 2004, both times receiving the highest number of votes. |
Born and raised in Newhall, Cameron Smyth attended all local public schools and received his Bachelors Degree in Rhetoric and Communications from University California - Davis where he also lettered in both football and volleyball.
Smyth began his career working for the California Republican Party as a Field Representative and was then hired by state Assemblyman "Pete" Knight. In 1996, Smyth was Knight's Senate Campaign Manager, the youngest for any state legislative race in California and upon winning the election, Senator Knight promoted Smyth to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Knight. In 2000, Smyth moved to the private sector and is currently the West Coast Public Affairs Manager for Shell Oil Products.
Mayor Pro Tem Smyth, along with his wife Lena, has been very active in the community for several years. They have served on the board and volunteered with several non-profit organizations including: the American Red Cross’ local blood drive program, the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Special Olympics, the Betty Ferguson Foundation, the Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees, and the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Along with their service to the community, Cameron and Lena are proud parents to their son Gavin who was born in November, 2003.
"I realize that you cannot just take from a community if you want it to remain a place you can be proud of, you must give back," says Mayor Pro Tem Smyth. "This is my home, it is where I will raise my family, and it will always be my home. As your City Councilman, I will always work to keep Santa Clarita one of the premier cities in the nation."