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"Let's Change the Conversation"

Elect Judith Dolores Smith for Mayor of Oviedo

Why Smith & Why Now?

Judith has watched as Oviedo morphed from a small village sustained by the citrus industry and vegetable farming. We are nearing the completion of our journey from being that small village to taking our place on the world stage as a community who has always valued education and went to great lengths to make sure that our citizens received the best education possible.

By electing Judith Dolores Smith as your next

Mayor of Oviedo, we can begin to

“Change the Conversation.”

  • How do we navigate into this bright new future?

  • How do we write the next page in the City of Oviedo’s illustrious future?

  • How do we make use of valuable resources already at our disposal?

  • How do we provide better paying jobs that would provide income for future generations that would allow them to actually live within the City limits?

  • How do we manage a robust and thriving population and yet still maintain a sense of community?

We do so by “Changing the Conversation.”

  • Third Generation Resident of Oviedo

  • Owned and operated several local Businesses including a Cake Bakery: “Cakes by Judith and Gladys” located in Fern Park, Florida and Judith Smith Publishing (editing for self publishers)

  • Author of four books including: “Home, a Journal of a First Trip to Israel”, and “A Written and Pictorial History of the Oviedo Area Colored Schools 1890-1967 Oviedo Elementary, Jackson Heights Elementary, Geneva Elementary, Wagner, Kolokee (Snowhill), Gariella (Jamestown)”

  • Elected to Oviedo City Council Group I and served from 2019-2021

  • Graduate of Leadership Seminole Class #30

  • Active within the local community in many ways including preserving and teaching about local history

  • Member of Friends of Lake Jesup

  • Active in local missions group including travel to Africa for outreach program

  • Married to John R. E. Jones since 1975

  • Student of Hebrew including taking intensive Hebrew language courses in Israel and many visits to Israel to learn about the successful integration of people from around the world and chronicle their successful creation of a State known for innovation.

  • Employed as a State of Florida Social Worker, Worker at State Mental Hospital, Hollywood, Florida. 

  • Case Manager at Mental Health Centers, Correctional Officer, Maximum Security Women’s Prison

  • Graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee,

    B. A. Psychology Minored in Spanish

  • President of Senior Class of Oviedo High School 1972

  • Attended Bennett College, Greensboro, North, Carolina, Summer 1971 National Science Foundation


Judith Dolores Smith

On November 7th, 2023 Vote Judith Dolores Smith for
Mayor of Oviedo.

By the President of the United States of America.


A Proclamation.


Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.


And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.


And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!


It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.


Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th. day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.


All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.


In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.


Done at the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty seventh.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.


P.O Box 620718

Oviedo, Florida 32762-0718





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