Governor’s Aerospace Task Force
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission
Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations
Distributed Generation (DG) Stakeholders
Joint Select Legislative Task Force on the Economic Resilience of Maritime and Manufacturing
Joint Committee on Energy Supply and Energy Conservation
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy
Joint Select Task Force on Nuclear Energy
Washington Natural Heritage Advisory Council
Norma has served since January 2008 representing the 10th district, which includes all of Island County, and parts of Skagit and Snohomish Counties. Her professional and life experiences provide a solid foundation for her commitment to effective service. For six years, Norma worked as Special Assistant to Congressman Jack Metcalf covering a broad range of issues and served as legislative liaison for military commands and veterans organizations.
She later worked in the private and non-profit sectors providing communications expertise and operations management. Her private sector experience informs her leadership on economic development policy and her efforts to improve Washington’s climate for employers and employees. Norma is active in her community and church, having served on the South Whidbey School Board, and mentoring young adults.
Born in Pensacola, Florida, Norma Smith is the fourth of six children. Norma and her husband, Stephen Smith, married in 1971 and moved to Washington in 1978. In 1990, they built their home on Whidbey Island where they raised their four children. Steve, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam conflict and later for 20 years as an Emergency Medical Services helicopter pilot, died in the line of duty along with his crew of two beloved nurses in 2005. Steve was a loving husband and father whose courage and dedication to service will always be remembered.
Norma’s family has grown to include three terrific in-law children and eight precious grandchildren. Her family home is a focal point for regular gatherings of family and friends and the ever-evolving menagerie of animals that has been a constant in her family’s life.
Today, Norma is honored to serve the people of Washington State’s 10th Legislative District in Olympia and to work on the critical issues facing our communities and state.
Legislative Energy Horizon Institute, University of Idaho Energy Policy Planning Program – 2013
Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business – 2012 & 2013
Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business – 2011
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business – 2009-2010
Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business – 2010
Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business – 2009
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business – 2007-2008
Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business – 2008