|Michigan State Senate District 4|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|2003 – 2008|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University (2002)|
|Place of birth||Detroit, Michigan|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Smith served on these committees:
- Banking and Financial Institutions
- Economic Development
- Insurance, Vice Chair
- Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security
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.
|Michigan State Senate, District 4 General election (2010)|
|Virgil Smith (D)||42,722|
|Frederick Robinson II (R)||1,241|
|D. Wilcoxon (I)||931|
|Raymond Warner (L)||329|
In 2010, Smith raised $54,905 in contributions. 
His five largest contributors were:
|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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Virgil Smith received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010