Cameron Smyth was born and raised in Santa Clarita and attended all local schools (Peachland Elementary, Placerita Jr High and Hart High School) before leaving to study at UC Davis where he received a degree in Rhetoric and Communications. After graduating, Cameron returned to Santa Clarita and immediately became involved in the community by coaching High School Volleyball and Football. Shortly after that he joined the staff of then-Assemblyman Pete Knight and ran his successful campaign for the State Senate.
In 2000, Cameron was elected to the Santa Clarita City Council with the highest number of votes and Cameron served six years on the Santa Clarita City Council spending two terms as Mayor where he focused on public safety, maintaining a balanced budget, economic development and growing the city’s parks and recreation program. Smyth left the Council in 2006 after being elected to the California State Legislature as an Assemblyman for the 38th District. While in Sacramento, Smyth distinguished himself as a leader willing to cross party lines to solve the many problems facing California. His efforts were recognized in 2010 when he was named Chairman of the Assembly Local Government Committee, the only Republican to Chair a major policy committee, where he initiated numerous reforms after scandals plagued various local governments, in 2012 Cameron returned to the private sector after serving his six-year term.
Cameron and his wife Lena remain active members of the community through numerous organizations like the Santa Clarita Valley Athletic Association, AYSO, PTA, College of the Canyons and the Henry Mayo Hospital Foundation. They are also proud parents to 3 kids (Gavin 12, Rowan 10 and Kenley 6).