C. Paul Smith has operated a general law practice in Maryland since 1978, after receiving a law degree from Brigham Young University. He is also an author who has written extensively on constitutional, political, historical and religious issues. His publications include: The State of the Constitution (2002); The State of the Constitution--2017; The Fetal Right to Life Argument (1977); and The Prophet Joseph Smith--Restoration Issues (2019). Paul and his wife, Terry, are parents of twelve children, and grandparents of 35. All nine of their sons are Eagle Scouts, and Paul has been an adult Boy Scout leader for many years, receiving the Silver Beaver Award in 2013. Eight of Paul and Terry's children have served missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Paul and Terry recently served a full-time mission in Texas, and Paul served a mission in France (1970-72). He has served in many local church callings including bishop, high councilor and stake Young Men's president. Paul has coached and refereed numerous youth basketball, baseball and softball games. He has also been a local elected official in Maryland, including Alderman of Frederick City and Vice President of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners.