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 speaking during House session
Rep. Smith speaking during House session
 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 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 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 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
 Rep. Smith introducing OhioSounds legislation to grow Ohio's music industry
Rep. Smith introducing OhioSounds legislation to grow Ohio's music industry
 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 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 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 speaking on the House floor
Rep. Smith speaking on the House floor
 
 

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.  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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05.23.18 - Smith: Partisan Stifling Of Democratic Process Amid Statehouse Chaos Spills Over To Ohio House Education Committee

 

As the Ohio House today cancelled sessions for this week amid an FBI raid on the home of former GOP Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and the failure to elect a new speaker, House Education and Career Readiness Committee Chairman Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) violated House rules and ended committee when it became apparent Democratic amendments to Senate Bill 216 could pass.

 
 

05.14.18 - Reps. Smith, Boggs Introduce Bill To Stabilize 26 Fiscally Distressed Communities

 

State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today announced legislation to support struggling communities hit hardest by Governor Kasich’s budget cuts and tax shifting policies over the past several years. Since taking office, Gov. Kasich cut the local government fund by forty-five percent. Over 70 cities have lost at least $1 million each year due to Kasich’s budgeting and tax decisions. These cuts have forced to communities to raise taxes, cut essential services, and delay needed repairs, just to keep their heads above water.

If passed, this legislation will allocate money from the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, to 26 communities on the Auditor of State Fiscal Distress List that received lower Local Government Fund (LGF) allocations than what they received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008.

 
 

05.01.18 - Reps. Smith, Galonski Introduce Bill To End The Statute Of Limitations For Rape

 

State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today introduced legislation to eliminate Ohio’s current 25-year statute of limitations for rape. More than half of U.S. states do not have limits on when victims can file rape claims.

 
 

04.27.18 - Smith, Fedor Push For Moratorium On Controversial State Takeovers Of Local Schools

 

State Reps. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today introduced legislation to block the state from taking over additional local school districts and privatizing local school boards. The proposed moratorium follows the controversial state takeovers of Youngstown City Schools and Lorain City Schools, where the heavy-handed approach has failed to produce any meaningful improvement or results.

 
 
 

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Representative Kent Smith
District 8
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5441
Fax      (614) 719-0008
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Hometown : Euclid
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term