Meet Fred J. Smith, Jr.

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Fred J. Smith, Jr.

Representing: District 1

Sworn in: December 2020

Term Expires in: 2024



Professional Position

President and Owner, Fred Smith Company
Owner, FSC Ranch, LLC


Wake Forest University School of Law - Graduate with Honors
United States Army Honorable Discharge - Served as a Captain and a Staff Judge Advocate (JAG Corps).  Received the Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster).  


Currently serving on the following Boards/Committees:

  • Chairman of the Board, North State Bank
  • National Cattleman's Beef Association, Region II Vice President, Policy Division
  • N.C. Cattlemen's Association (Previously served as President in 1982)
  • Western Johnston Regional Water & Sewer Authority
  • Research & Training Zone Advisory Committee

Other and Former Service:

  • North Carolina State Senator (2002 - 2008)
  • Johnston County Commissioner (2000 - 2002)
  • Former President, N.C. Simmental Association
  • Former President, Commercial Law League of America
  • Johnston County Transportation Committee




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Page last updated on:  November 30, 2023