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A new generation of leadership for all of South Ward.

Active, Responsive, and Accountable

South Ward residents need a representative who actively listens to their needs and shows up for them on City Council. Adrian is running to represent the whole ward, from downtown to down 150.

Through his background in finance and sustainability, Adrian can translate policies such as building more affordable housing or improving walkability into balanced budgets.

Get involved. Help shape South Ward's future.

  • Host a meet and greet or dinner to introduce your network to Adrian.
  • Sign up to knock on doors.
  • Make sure you’re registered to vote!
  • Donate to the campaign.
  • Donate your in-kind support.
  • Make introductions that could help the campaign.

Get to know Adrian

Adrian lives in West Salem with his wife, dog, and four chickens. He spends his free time in nature, so you can often find him working on trails or removing invasives in the Gateway Nature Preserve. He loves to travel, garden, and eat great food. You can find him running on the Salem Creek Greenway a few days a week.

Adrian is a small business owner. He started Robert Rust Foods in 2022 and now sells frozen burritos and bowls to grocery stores across North Carolina. He’s also a co-owner of Village Fabric Shop, a retail fabric shop in Reynolda Village.

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Adrian Smith