Representative RasTafari Smith View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 87 (2017) - 89 (2021)
Home County: Black Hawk
RasTafari Smith
Black Hawk County


Serving third term in House.


Owner, RISE Advocacy Services, specializing in consulting, resource development, and community engagement.


Received bachelor’s degree in exercise science, University of Northern Iowa. Received master’s degree, leisure, youth, and human services, University of Northern Iowa.

Memberships and Activities

Executive Advisory Committee for the University of Northern Iowa, Executive Board member of the Urban Agriculture Institute, executive board member of the YMCA of Black Hawk County, and board committee member of Black Hawk County Pheasants Forever. Member of Faith Temple Baptist Church in Waterloo.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1987 in Waterloo and resides in Waterloo. Family farms in rural Grundy County.

Family Members

Wife, Amelia; two daughters.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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