Virgil Smith (Michigan legislator)

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Virgil Smith
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Michigan State Senate District 4
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith has been appointed to 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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