Auburn attorney Brett Smith sets sights on District 79 seat

Published: Sep. 8, 2016 at 4:17 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2016 at 4:31 PM CDT
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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Brett Smith is a political newcomer hoping to fill the District 79 seat previously held by former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard. Smith is convinced his experience as an attorney and small business owner in Auburn has made him the right man for the job.

For nearly four years Smith and his wife have assisted people in the area to start businesses through their law firm, Huff Smith Law,LLC. Running for a position in the state legislature was a no-brainer.

"When the seat opened, we talked about it. Being business owners and having a new baby, everything that happens in Montgomery effects us directly," explained Smith. "Being younger, we didn't want to sit on the sidelines anymore. We wanted to get out there and get past the politics of the past. We want to offer a new generation of leadership."

If he is chosen to serve as a state representative Smith says his top priorities include education, keeping taxes low, and repealing burdensome regulation on job creators.

"This is about opportunity. Opportunity for us to grow and an opportunity for us to make this area and Alabama the best," said Smith.

There are four candidates in the race. Smith believes how he has run his campaign separates him from the rest.

Smith has raised between $14,000 and $15,000 during this race.

"We have not taken any special interest or PACT money. That was important to me. I wanted everyone to know when they cast their vote for me Sept. 13 that I'll be representing them. I'll be representing everyone in the district. Not just a select few," Smith stated.

Smith has raised between $14,000 and $15,000 during this race.

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