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Spelman Senior Ciara Smith Runs for City Council in Hometown

May 2020


Ciara C. Smith Ciara C. Smith, C'2020, is running for city council in her hometown of Anniston, Alabama. Her campaign focuses on educational programs, economic development, drug rehabilitation, and public transportation. 

Political activism is not new for Smith, she holds the role of Secretary of Student Affairs for the Spelman Student Government Association, and has been civically minded since high school.


She says her motivation for running as a council member is simple. "I was raised by a strong village in the 3rd Ward - a community that taught me to be fearless and to stand strong in my truth, our truth. With a fresh perspective, it is my mandate to bring opportunity and exposure back into this place. Running this campaign on pure passion and grit, I am prepared to revitalize, reconstruct, and replenish."

Smith's mission is to pursue a career in politics with the goal of strengthening community voices and advocacy for injustice. 

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