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Ralph Smith

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Ralph Smith
Ralph Smith.jpg
Virginia Senate District 22
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession CEO
Website Senate website
Ralph Smith has been a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate since 2008, representing the 22nd district.

Smith attended Nashville Auto Diesel College. He was the former mayor of Roanoke.

In addition to serving as senator Smith is CEO at Ralph Smith, Inc.

Committee assignments

District 22

Smith represents Virginia Senate District 22. Senate District 22 includes Botetourt County, Montgomery County(part), Radford, Roanoke, Roanoke County(part), Salem.



On Nov. 6, 2007, Smith won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Michael Breiner (D).[1]

Smith raised $391,692 for his campaign while Breiner raised $754,174.[2]

Virginia State Senate, District 22 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph Smith (R) 21,193 50,75%
Michael Breiner (D) 20,452 48.97%

Campaign donors

Below are Smith's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Ralph K. Smith $130,000
Virginia Senate Republican Leadership Trust $27,484
Building a Better Virginia $25,000
Newman for Senate $12,000
Ralph Smith Mayor Committee $11,885


Smith was born in Roanoke, Virginia on July 19, 1942.

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Political offices
Preceded by
J. Bell
Virginia Senate District 22
Succeeded by