I am passionate about making Missouri a better place to live and work,” he states. “I believe the key to achieving that is to adhere to, on a State level, conservative values long observed in Jasper County. Principles like fiscal discipline, protection of our liberties, and limited government come to mind. To put it simply: I believe we need more freedoms and smaller government.”
Cody resides in Carthage with his wife and son. He is a graduate of Carthage High School and studied Business at Missouri Southern State University. professionally, he began his career with an eight year run in banking. Cody has been a member of the National Association of Realtors for the last ten years and has spent that time in the small business world successfully helping local companies develop and grow. Today, he owns a company that uses technology to prevent infectious diseases from spreading in healthcare facilities.
He is the current president of the Carthage Tree Board and serves on the Carthage Planning and Zoning Variance Committee. Cody is also a member of Rotary Club International and the National Rifle Association. Cody believes Missourians deserve honest, diligent representation and that is something he intends to offer. “If elected, I will bring a youthful energy and fresh perspective to the House of Representatives. I will use my strong sense of family values and extensive professional experience to navigate the complex issues facing our state. Additionally, I will make myself available to listen to the comments and concerns of the people of District 163.
I've known Cody for many years, as we have lived and grown up in Carthage together and knowing the genuine sincerity and work ethics that he has, I know he will represent Southwest Missouri to the best of his ability. I know that he is a principled man that will help advance liberty and freedom with conservative values. A family man that understands the American way of life and will do everything in his ability to preserve that.
I have known Mr. Smith for over 17 years. I first met him while a freshman at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin Missouri. During my four years at Missouri Southern Mr. Smith served as a mentor to me and inspired me to pursue my life's goal of a career in Missouri State Government. His leadership and dedication to helping others is beyond reproach. I look forward to seeing Mr. Smith as the new 163rd Districts new State Representative.