In his press release, Smith says he would guarantee restoring police officer positions as Tacoma’s economy springs back. He contends the city’s crime rate has increased since 2011 while the city laid off more than 40 police officers.
Smith served tours in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. He works as an infrastructure projects manager at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Smith is the fourth candidate to announce for the District 3 seat. Other candidates who have announced for the post are Justin Leighton, Keith Blocker and Tom McCarthy. Three others have also filed reports with the state Public Disclosure Commission but have not announced an official run for office.
From his press release: