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David Tyson Smith

District 46

Rep. David Tyson Smith, a Democrat, represents part of the City of Columbia and Boone County in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was first elected in a special election in April 2021.

In addition to serving in the legislature, Smith is an attorney who has practiced law for approximately twenty years. He is a founding partner of the law firm Smith & Parnell LLC.

Smith holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1996 and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School in 1999.

Smith has been an active member of the Columbia community through various community and civil projects, and has served in several capacities regarding civil rights, including the formation of Columbia’s Citizens Police Review Board and an appointment to the Missouri Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. David was also involved in Columbia’s arts community by serving on the Ragtag Board of Directors.

Smith grew up in Columbia, Missouri, where he graduated from Hickman High School in 1991. Smith attends the Crossing Church with his two children.

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MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue


Jefferson City, MO 65101


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Boone County

State Representative


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