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 Honesty  -  Integrity  -  Hard Working  -  Problem Solver

“In his nearly 30 years of service to the State of Texas, Charles has built a remarkable record as a public servant who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving Texans,” said Governor Abbott. “Throughout his tenure, Charles has taken a hands-on approach to solving tough issues while displaying a tireless work ethic. I thank Charles for his service, and wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors. I am confident he will prove to be an invaluable asset wherever he should devote himself next.”

Governor Greg Abbott

Press Release, May 3, 2018

"I want to echo the appreciation, Commissioner, for your work, your honesty, your integrity. I think and would hope that every member on this committee, in fact, appreciates that..."

 John Zerwas, M.D.

State Representative, District 28

Chairman, House Appropriations Committee

HAC Hearing 4-18-2018, 5:05:25 (Used with permission of Chairman Zerwas.)

Texas Medical Center "Pulse" Interview - May 2, 2018

“I’ve served in the Texas House of Representatives for 24 years and have met many, many talented people. I would put Commissioner Charles Smith in a class where the roll call is very short, in terms of his leadership skills, work ethic, skills as an innovator, problem solving abilities, professionalism and temperament.  I hold him in the highest esteem.” 

Richard Peña Raymond, J.D.
State Representative, District 42
Chairman, House Human Services Committee

Governor Abbott Announces 1115 Demonstration Waiver - Press Release - December 21, 2017
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