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Overcoming personal struggles with addiction and poverty, Reverend James Smith knows the value of our community. His journey is deeply intertwined with the fabric of rural Louisiana, where his family legacy spans five generations. Raised by his nurturing grandparents, Steve and Liddie Armstrong, he learned the core values of love, faith, and community that fueled his commitment to service from a young age. 

Today, James is a nationally renowned religious leader and economic development expert who’s deeply committed to uplifting our rural communities. As a pastor, his personal experience with poverty and alcoholism shine through in his sermons, which resonate deeply with folks from all walks of life. As a leading figure in the region's economic development, his devotion to community welfare has successfully transformed towns and lives across Louisiana, and his advice is frequently sought by state and local officials.

Amidst his accomplishments, James's devotion to his family remains unwavering. Celebrating over five decades of marriage with his lovely wife Beverly, he stands as a beacon of faith and service. Now seeking a seat in the State Senate for Louisiana District 34, Reverend James Smith's lifelong commitment to uplifting others, rooted in his community, faith, and personal journey, paints a compelling vision for a more promising future.

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Reverend James Smith understands what it takes to make a difference. Through his military career, his work as a pastor, and his extensive experience in economic development, he is prepared to hit the ground running from his first day in office.

However, campaigning is tough, and James needs YOUR help to win this election. Whether it's $5 or $500, every dollar counts - chip in NOW to get James to Baton Rouge!

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