Ras Smith represents Iowa House District 62, which includes Waterloo, Elk Run Heights, Evansdale, and Raymond. Smith, a Waterloo native, is the son of L.C. and the Rev. Belinda Creighton-Smith.
Out of session, Smith is the site coordinator for the nonprofit organization Communities in Schools. In his role, Smith works to provide additional services for at-risk youth at George Washington Carver Academy.
Smith is active in his local community, volunteering his talents to better the area. He has been a youth mentor, participated in faith-based outreach, and served as a volunteer football coach for East High School.
A graduate of the Malcolm Price Lab School and the University of Northern Iowa, Smith lives in Waterloo with his wife Amelia and their two daughters, Maria and Samara. They attend Faith Temple Baptist Church.