The district's GOP convention took place May 16 in Sherman.
First Selectman John Hodge of New Fairfield put Mr. Smith's nomination forward.
"I thought Richard did a spectacular job in his first term," Mr. Hodge said. "He dug his heels right in and was constantly communicating, getting his towns' input -- even texting from the (legislature) floor when a new bill came up."
No Democrats have come forward as candidates for the 108th District seat, which represents Kent, Sherman, New Fairfield and a portion of New Milford.
-- Susan Tuz