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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 6

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Jackie Smith

Senior Advocate/Businesswoman
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • We are experiencing a housing crisis of availability and affordability. People should have the opportunity to live in the community in which they work, but they are finding themselves shut out. It is't right and I will fight for affordable solutions
  • 2-1-1 is a free information and referral service that connects people to health and social services in their community 24 hours a day, 7 days a I have seen the value of 2-1-1 in other counties and I will work to make available in our District.
  • Seniors are concerned about access to health care and supportive services and the cost of their prescription drugs. When elected, I will be the voice for seniors and will start tackling these issues.



Profession:Senior Advocate/Businesswoman
Realtor/Notary, Realty One Group Complete (2014–current)
Owner/CEO, Shattered Glass Press LLC (2018–current)
Commissioner,, Older Adult Commission on Aging — Appointed position (2019–current)
Senior Administrator, Astra Zeneca/Medimmune (2000–2013)


University of California, Santa Cruz Certificate, Business Administration (2007)
University of California, Santa Cruz Certificate, Project Management (2001)
San Diego State University BA,, Journalism, Advertising (1985)

Community Activities

Volunteer/Former Board Member and Vice Chair, Sunburst Projects (2000–2020)
Community Service Liaison, Astra Zeneca (2000–2012)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The Sacramento Bee (3)

Should California enter the prescription drug business to help drive down prices? Why or why not?
Answer from Jackie Smith:

Yes. One of the fastest-growing populations in Assembly District 6 is the senior citizen community – a surge of 10,000 in the past couple of years.  Seniors are concerned about access to health care and supportive services and the cost of their prescription drugs. For many living on fixed incomes, the shifting price of prescription drugs can be a life or death issue.


Prescription drug cost transparency provides people more control over their health care decisions. California passed the most comprehensive law aimed at shining a light on prescription drug prices. The incumbent, Kevin Kiley, was one of nine Assembly members that voted against it.  His vote is contrary to the health and financial interests of our seniors. I would efforts to bring down and control prescription drug prices.

Should California make changes to the property tax system set up in Proposition 13? Why?
Answer from Jackie Smith:

Yes, but we must proceed with caution.  I support proposals like the 2020 Schools and Community First initiative. The initiative aims aiming to restore over $11 billion annually in revenue for our schools and local communities by assessing commercial and industrial property at fair market value, while at the same time protecting tax caps for homeowners and renters.


To lower rent costs, should California build more or focus on rent caps and tenants’ rights? Why?
Answer from Jackie Smith:

We should do both. We are experiencing a crisis of accessibility and affordability, so building is imperative. I am an advocate for smart growth that meets the needs of communities and not just the developers.   I support the efforts undertaken by the Legislature and the Governor to generate needed revenues and remove impediments to development. these are ritical to tackling the housing crisis.

As a real estate agent and lanlord I understand the issues from all sides.  The housing shortage and robust eceonomy have driven home and rental prices out of the reach of too many people in our state.  I would support efforts to improve tenant protections from eviction and uncontrolled rent increases.  

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

To reach a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, as set forth in a 2018 executive order what, if any, proposals, plans or legislation would you support?  Please be specific.
Answer from Jackie Smith:

I would support efforts to build upon low carbon fuel standards and California's Cap and Trade program. fiunds from the program have been used to  create parks, plant street trees, help low-income families make their homes more energy efficient, provide rebates for buying electric cars and money for new charging stations. I would support some investment in  building low-carbon infrastructure and redress environmental  injustice.

Describe what proposal(s) you would support to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for all income groups in California?
Answer from Jackie Smith:

I support governor's Newsom’s proposal to put housing and homelessness will be at the forefront of his legislative agenda,

Incarceration Question

According to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, we spend over $81,000 per individual who is incarcerated.  Other than incarceration, what ways can the State address safety and justice?

No answer provided.
Water Question

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?

No answer provided.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $140,039

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of n/a
California Nurses Association PAC (CNA-PAC) Small Contributor Committee
Re-Elect Fiona Ma for State Treasurer 2022
Women in Power (WIP) PAC
Jackie Smith

More information about contributions

By State:

California 96.42%
Ohio 1.64%
District of Columbia 0.78%
Florida 0.78%
Other 0.39%

By Size:

Large contributions (91.67%)
Small contributions (8.33%)

By Type:

From organizations (55.78%)
From individuals (44.22%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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