A Bedford County native, Smotherman has worked for Bedford County Highway Department for the past 33 years and has served as road superintendent since 2000. He currently serves as secretary/treasurer of Tennessee County Highway Officials Association.
Smotherman is a graduate of Central High School and Middle Tennessee State University. He is married to the former Darlene Cook and has two adult daughters and one grandchild. He is a member of Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and of Calvary Baptist Church, where he teaches an adult Sunday School class.
"It has been a pleasure to serve the residents of Bedford County in the past," said Smotherman, "and I look forward to the opportunity to serve you for many more years. I will strive to make county roads and bridges better and safer."