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Shelby Smith

Upon graduation from high school, Shelby joined the United States Navy.  Shelby became a Navy SEAL and served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  Upon completion of his deployment, Shelby was honorably discharged. 

Shelby then became a firefighter with the Albuquerque Fire Department.  After 4.5 years of service, Shelby became a member of Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety, where he finished out a successful career in law enforcement, eventually retiring from the City of Rio Rancho in 2010 as a Sergeant.

Currently, Shelby and his wife Tanya own and operate a successful fitness facility in Rio Rancho called CrossFit HellBox.

Shelby has resided in Rio Rancho for 10 years.

Shelby is proud and grateful to continue his service to the community as a City Councilor.

Professional Accomplishments
U.S. Navy SEAL
Albuquerque Firefighter (member of Urban Search and Rescue)
Rio Rancho Police Officer
SWAT Officer
DEA Task Force Officer
Traffic Officer
Detective (sex crimes and crimes against children)
Western Regional Safety Manager for American Tower (providing site inspections on construction sites, security consulting, investigations of fraud and theft)
Business Owner in Rio Rancho

Personal Accomplishments

Married to his wife for 14 years with two beautiful boys

High School Diploma
Approximately three years at UNM majoring in Political Science

Councilor Smith was elected as District 5 City Councilor in April 2014 via a runoff election to a four-year term. The next election for the District 5 City Councilor seat is March 2018. Rio Rancho Governing Body members are elected in non-partisan elections. 

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Shelby Smith

Shelby Smith

District 5 Councilor

City of Rio Rancho
3200 Civic Center Circle
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

505-891-5004 (office)

505-264-3755 (mobile)