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Revision as of 15:22, 20 March 2013

Virgil Smith
Virgil Smith.jpg
Michigan State Senate District 4
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2003 – 2008
Bachelor'sMichigan State University (2002)
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
Office website
Campaign website
Virgil Smith is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 4 since January 1, 2011. He is currently serving as State Senate Assistant Minority Whip. Prior to his time in the Senate, Smith served three terms as a Representative in the Michigan House of Representatives. He served from 2002 to 2008.

Smith is an entrepreneur and small business owner. He is the President of Virgil Smith LLC, and Partner at Auto Executives LLC.

Smith earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Michigan State University in 2002. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smith served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Banking & Financial Institution
Economic Development
Insurance, Vice-chair
Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:



Smith won election to the 4th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Republican Frederick Robinson II, Libertarian Raymond Warner, and Independent D. Wilcoxon in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 4 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Virgil Smith (D) 42,722
Frederick Robinson II (R) 1,241
D. Wilcoxon (I) 931
Raymond Warner (L) 329

Campaign donors


In 2010, Smith raised $54,905 in contributions. [2]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan $7,500
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $2,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $1,500
Kellogg Better Government Cmte $1,500
Coventa Energy Corp $1,500

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Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Virgil Smith received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]

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