Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Yesterday, we were saddened to hear the passing of former State Democratic Executive Committee Member Charlie Ray Smith from Fort Worth, Texas.
“Charlie was a loyal Texas Democrat and devoted so much of his life to champion Texas families and defend our progressive values. Most importantly, he was a decent and compassionate human being and we’ll miss him.
“I join all Texas Democrats in mourning his passing and honoring his dedication to our State Democratic Executive Committee. Our heart is broken, and our prayers are with his family and everyone who loved, respected, and admired him.
“Texas is a better place because of Charlie Ray Smith’s service to all.”
Learn more about Charlie Ray Smith from his fellow Fort Worth Democrats:
- Congressman Marc Veasey
- SD 10 Committeeman M. Emad Salem
- SD 10 Committeewoman Libby Willis