Smithville City Council: Jerry Callaghan, Mayor Posted in: News What made you want to run for this position? My decision to run for Mayor of Smithville was not a simple or quick decision. I returned to Smithville after retiring in 2018. As a newly-returned resident, I began enjoying the small-town life. After attending a Planning and Zoning meeting and several other virtual City Council and other Economic Development planning meetings, I realized my life experiences, as a small-town Texas boy moving to the big city (Los Angeles), gave me a unique viewpoint on the challenging issues the City of Smithville was facing. The upcoming election in Smithville is an important ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!