Thursday, June 3, 2010

Candidate Spotlight: Carry Smith (D-Pooler) for Senate District 1 Seat

Newcomer Carry Smith (D-Pooler) will challenge Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) for SD 1 seat this fall. Carter won the seat in a special election last year.

Smith is a graduate of Savannah State University with a Masters in Urban Studies and Planning. She was was born and raised in Dunlap, Tennessee. She moved to Savannah in 2006 to pursue her Masters Degree in Urban Studies and Planning after receiving her BA in Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University.

Smith served as President of the SSU College Democrats before graduating and founded the Savannah State Recycling Initiative. She is currently the Policy Director for the Younger Women’s Taskforce of Georgia and a member of the American Planning
Association. Smith has had hands on experience in city planning, interning at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, and the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission.

Economic growth. Fiscal responsibility. These are the issues voters in the 1st District care about, and these are the issues I plan to bring to a fresh perspective to in the Georgia Assembly.” says Smith.

Smith sounds like a center-left democrat (or a progressive moderate)

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