In the Senate, Rod Smith will take a tough stand on charter school corporations who steal tax dollars from local public schools, and use taxpayer money to build private, for-profit schools. Rod says local tax dollars for education should be spent on local schools here.
For his entire career, Rod Smith has fought for middle class families and small businesses, to make sure they get a fair shake. For too long Florida has cut public education and the take home pay of nurses, teachers, and firefighters, just to pay for tax breaks for big corporations.
Rod Smith has always stood up for local water, springs, and rivers. As State Attorney, Rod created one of the state's first Environmental Crimes Units, to crack down on big polluters and force them to clean up their mess.
Alachua, FL – Today, former State Attorney and State Senator Rod Smith is proud to announce that he raised $282,985 in his first month as a candidate for State Senate District 8.
Alachua, FL – Today, the Rod Smith campaign announced a second consecutive strong month of fundraising in which Smith raised $171,625 in Florida’s 8 th Senate District race.
Alachua, FL – Today, the Rod Smith campaign announced a third consecutive strong month of fundraising in which Smith raised $168,695 in the newly created senate seat in North Central Florida covering Alachua, Putnam and northern Marion Counties.