A Marion County Board member is making a run for state representative now that state Rep. John Cavaletto, R-Salem, has decided not to run for re-election next year.
Adam Smith, of Centralia, announced Monday he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 107th District. Smith owns Smith Truck Service, which services the local oil industry, and is a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker of Centralia.
He said he wants to roll back the recent income tax hike.
“Oppressive tax rates always lead to an erosion of individual liberty,” Smith said. “The property tax burden on the households and families in this district are at a pinnacle, and are affecting many peoples’ lives. As a realtor, I see nearly every day how much property taxes influence my clients’ decisions. If we want to have more homeowners living the ‘American Dream,’ we must attract employers to our state and lower property taxes.”
Smith was elected to the Marion County Board last year, which was the first time he ran for office.
He and his wife, Gina, have three children.
Cavaletto announced last week he would not be running for re-election in 2018.