Rep. Smith speaks at a press conference announcing additional funding in the Ohio state budget for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force
Rep. Smith speaks at a press conference announcing additional funding in the Ohio state budget for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force
 Rep. Smith speaks on the House floor in opposition to HB 6, controversial legislation to subsidize Ohio's nuclear plants
Rep. Smith speaks on the House floor in opposition to HB 6, controversial legislation to subsidize Ohio's nuclear plants
 Rep. Smith, K. speaks in front of the Transportation & Public Safety Committee in support of his legislation to  establish an Electric Vehicle Study Committee
Rep. Smith, K. speaks in front of the Transportation & Public Safety Committee in support of his legislation to establish an Electric Vehicle Study Committee
Rep. Smith meets with attendees of the OSBA Board Leadership Institute
Rep. Smith meets with attendees of the OSBA Board Leadership Institute
 Rep. Smith delivers the keynote speech at the OSBA Board Leadership Institute
Rep. Smith delivers the keynote speech at the OSBA Board Leadership Institute
 Rep. Smith speaks during session in favor of HB 154, bipartisan legislation to end school takeovers and restore local control
Rep. Smith speaks during session in favor of HB 154, bipartisan legislation to end school takeovers and restore local control
Rep. Smith speaks on the House floor in opposition to a near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant
Rep. Smith speaks on the House floor in opposition to a near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant
 Rep. Smith talks with House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) before House Session
Rep. Smith talks with House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) before House Session
 Rep. Smith signs onto the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
Rep. Smith signs onto the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State's promise of better jobs and brighter futures
Minority Whip Kent Smith pictured alongside the rest of the House Democratic Leadership Team for the 133rd General Assembly (from left to right: Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs, Minority Whip Kent Smith, Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes, and Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson)
Minority Whip Kent Smith pictured alongside the rest of the House Democratic Leadership Team for the 133rd General Assembly (from left to right: Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs, Minority Whip Kent Smith, Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes, and Assistant Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson)
 Rep. Smith presenting a House Resolution to the Beachwood Girls' Track and Field Team
Rep. Smith presenting a House Resolution to the Beachwood Girls' Track and Field Team
 Rep. Smith after presenting a House Resolution to the Beachwood Girls' Track and Field Team
Rep. Smith after presenting a House Resolution to the Beachwood Girls' Track and Field Team
Rep. Smith speaking at a press conference with Rep. Kelly, the Center for American Progress and Policy Matters Ohio to discuss new employee overtime wage protection legislation for all Ohioans
Rep. Smith speaking at a press conference with Rep. Kelly, the Center for American Progress and Policy Matters Ohio to discuss new employee overtime wage protection legislation for all Ohioans
 Rep. Smith speaking on the House floor
Rep. Smith speaking on the House floor
 Rep. Smith with Euclid's Mayor, Kirsten Holzheimer, at an event with the Ohio Mayors Alliance
Rep. Smith with Euclid's Mayor, Kirsten Holzheimer, at an event with the Ohio Mayors Alliance
Rep. Smith speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Smith speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. Smith with Rep. Boggs during a news conference to announce a plan to stabilize 31 fiscally distressed communities across Ohio
Rep. Smith with Rep. Boggs during a news conference to announce a plan to stabilize 31 fiscally distressed communities across Ohio
 Rep. Smith with Rep. Boyd announcing a proposal to establish an equal pay hotline as a new resource to fight pay discrimination in Ohio
Rep. Smith with Rep. Boyd announcing a proposal to establish an equal pay hotline as a new resource to fight pay discrimination in Ohio
Rep. Smith speaking with constituent at women's access to healthcare news conference
Rep. Smith speaking with constituent at women's access to healthcare news conference
 Rep. Smith speaking during news conference announcing Democratic lawmaker's 2016 economic agenda to focus on the future
Rep. Smith speaking during news conference announcing Democratic lawmaker's 2016 economic agenda to focus on the future
 Rep. Smith speaking during House session
Rep. Smith speaking during House session
Rep. Smith presenting resolution to Beechwood girls 4x200 indoor track team for their state championship
Rep. Smith presenting resolution to Beechwood girls 4x200 indoor track team for their state championship
 Rep. Smith with Democratic colleagues and NARAL at pro-choice press conference
Rep. Smith with Democratic colleagues and NARAL at pro-choice press conference
 Rep. Smith introducing OhioSounds legislation to grow Ohio's music industry
Rep. Smith introducing OhioSounds legislation to grow Ohio's music industry
Rep. Smith after taking oath of office
Rep. Smith after taking oath of office
 Rep. Smith takes oath for 131st General Assembly
Rep. Smith takes oath for 131st General Assembly
 
 

State Rep. Kent Smith was first elected to serve the people of the 8th Ohio House District in 2014 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2018. He joined the Ohio House of Representatives after serving Euclid, Ohio as a Member of the Euclid Board of Education from 2002 – 2013. In his 12 years on the Euclid School Board, Kent never missed a meeting.  As a Euclid School Board Member, he was a four-time winner of the “Award of Achievement” which is awarded annually by the Ohio School Boards Association to less than three percent of all School Board Members in Ohio.

 
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Representative Smith, K. Serves In the Following Committees :

Commerce and LaborFinancial InstitutionsPublic Utilities
 
 
 
 

10.25.19 - Rep. Kent Smith Rolls Out New Legislative Survey

 

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today unveiled a new District 8 Legislative Survey following his Ohio Promise town hall tour.

“The Legislative Survey provides the opportunity for you to share your opinions and concerns as we head into the final 14 months of the 133rd General Assembly,” said Rep. Smith. “The survey is a ten questions and should only take a few minutes to complete. Feel free and share the survey with your friends and family.  The more responses the better.  So grab a computer, get online and tell me what you are interested in. After all – I work for you.”

The District 8 Legislative Survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KMCXXQZ 

“If for some reason the link gets removed or expires, please contact my Columbus office at 614-466-5441 and we will direct you to the most current online survey link,” said Rep. Smith.

 
 

10.17.19 - Rep. Kent Smith Supports Legislation To Strengthen Striking Workers

 

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today issued a statement following a Statehouse press conference Thursday morning, where he joined lawmakers Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma),  Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and UAW workers to support legislation to extend unemployment benefits and food assistance to union workers fighting for fair wages, better benefits and safer working conditions. The call comes amid a nationwide strike by UAW employees, who reached a tentative labor agreement Wed. on the 31st day of their strike with General Motors.

 
 

10.09.19 - Rep. Kent Smith Announces Ohio Promise/Capitol Update Town Hall Tour

 

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today announced several town hall meetings across the 8th House District beginning this Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the East Cleveland Public Library to discuss the Ohio Promise legislative framework, bipartisan priority legislation, the FirstEnergy bailout, gun safety proposals and state takeovers of public school districts. Rep. Smith will also provide an overview of his legislative priorities and the recently-passed state budget before taking questions from audience members on issues related to state government.

 
 

09.24.19 - Rep. Kent Smith Issues PSA On The Voter Purge In Ohio

 

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today issued a Public Service Announcement on the voter purge in Ohio.

“The Ohio Secretary of State has ordered a purge of registered voters from the voter roll,” said Rep. Smith. “I encourage all Cuyahoga and Lake County residents to check with their County Board of Elections to make sure they are still registered to vote. Don’t let ‘The Purge’ happen to you.”

*Editor’s note: The PSA can be viewed and downloaded here:

http://www.ohiochannel.org/video/rep-kent-smith-registered-voters-purge-psa

 
 
 

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Representative Kent Smith
District 8
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5441
Fax      (614) 719-0008
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Hometown : Euclid
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