About 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.
Smith and his wife, Fran, have four adult children and 11 grandchildren. The Smiths are members of Indian Grave Baptist Church where he serves as chairman of the deacons.
Smith has served as vice chairman of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees and has been on the board of trustees of PowerSouth and the Alabama Rural Electric Association. At the county level, he is a past Cattlemen’s Association president and current Farmers Federation president. Smith is involved in other civic and community organizations such as Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
On the Issues
- Will ensure that our tax dollars actually make it to our children’s classrooms
- Believes in shrinking state government and cutting wasteful spending
- Will do everything in his power to improve infrastructure in Chilton and Autauga Counties
- Will continue to stand by and support our farmers
- Staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment
- 100% pro-life
- Will always serve with honesty and integrity