Candidate Sumter County Commissioner District 5

April 2020, local

Jessie “Mickey” Smith, Jr.

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I am Jessie Smith, Jr., known to many in our community as “Mickey”, and I am excited to announce my candidacy for Sumter County Commissioner, District 5.

s a 1977 graduate of Plains High School and born to the parentage of the late Jessie and Geneva Smith, I am a proud lifelong resident of Sumter County.

As a husband, father, and grandfather, Family is a key value in my life. I honor my wife, Willette, as we celebrate 25 years of marriage.

Music, supporting local employers, and serving others are my areas of passion. Citizens in Sumter County District 5 need a Voice. I am willing to be available and accessible to listen and work together with the Board of Commissioners to raise the quality of living standards in our district and county. You can count on me to understand concerns, learn new information, and offer up potential resolutions. I am committed to working with local businesses, authority boards, chamber leaders, city leadership, and our farmers to build a Greater Sumter.

As the upcoming Primary Election approaches on May 19th, I would like to challenge everyone to support one another during this time of crisis in our community and together we can create a Greater Sumter. Register to vote and find your polling precinct at Anyone interested in becoming involved in supporting my campaign, please contact me at or visit my Facebook page.

I look forward to serving you in every capacity afforded to me. Jessie “Mickey” Smith, Jr.