Senator Smith poses with her granddaughter Maria on the Senate floor.
Senator Smith poses with her granddaughter Maria on the Senate floor.
 Senator Smith speaks during a press conference introducing SB 117 to expand Medicaid in Ohio.
Senator Smith speaks during a press conference introducing SB 117 to expand Medicaid in Ohio.
 Senator Smith leads the processional of senators during the opening session of the 130th General Assembly.
Senator Smith leads the processional of senators during the opening session of the 130th General Assembly.
Senator Smith takes the oat of office for the 130th General Assembly as her granddaughter Maria looks on.
Senator Smith takes the oat of office for the 130th General Assembly as her granddaughter Maria looks on.
 Senator Smith in Senate session.
Senator Smith in Senate session.
 Senator Smith speaks on the floor of the Senate.
Senator Smith speaks on the floor of the Senate.
Senator Smith with Governor Kasich at the bill signing for SB 337. Senator Smith sponsored the legislation to help low level non-violent offenders find work.
Senator Smith with Governor Kasich at the bill signing for SB 337. Senator Smith sponsored the legislation to help low level non-violent offenders find work.
 Senator Shirley Smith gives a speech during Senate Session.
Senator Shirley Smith gives a speech during Senate Session.
 Senator Smith with Judge Laurel Beatty.
Senator Smith with Judge Laurel Beatty.
Senator Smith speaks at a meeting of the State Board of Cosmetology.
Senator Smith speaks at a meeting of the State Board of Cosmetology.
 
 

Senator Shirley A. Smith was elected to the 21st Senate District of the Ohio Senate in November 2006 after serving eight years in the Ohio House of Representatives as the State Representative for the 10th House District in Cleveland.  Senate District 21 encompasses Wards 2 through 12 and 14, Bratenahl, Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Garfield Heights, Newburgh Heights, and University Heights. 

 
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Senator Smith speaks about her legislation (SB 337) to reform collateral sanctions.

04.01.14 - 21st Senate District Wins Big In Capital Budget

 

Columbus—Today, State Senator Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) released the following statement in response to the Cleveland African American Museum obtaining funding for a restoration and expansion project through House Bill 497.

 
 

03.07.14 - Senator Smith Encourages Uninsured Ohioans To Apply For Health Care Coverage

 

Columbus - In celebration of the Affordable Care Act National Day of Action on Saturday March 8, 2014, State Senator Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) would like to encourage uninsured Ohioans to visit healthcare.gov and apply for health insurance coverage before the March 31st deadline. Nearly 6 out of 10 Americans who are uninsured can get coverage for less than $100 a month per person. 

 
 

02.26.14 - Senator Shirley Smith Announces Legislation To Prohibit Sales Of Tax Lien Certificate Documents To Third Parties

 

Columbus – State Senator Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) today announced that she will soon introduce legislation that will eliminate the ability of third parties to purchase and foreclose on residential property tax lien certificates. 

 
 

01.24.14 - Distribution Of Sin Tax Should Be Based On Team Performance

 

Columbus – Today, State Senator Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) proposed distributing revenue from the Cuyahoga County sin tax based on the performance of the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers.  Senator Smith released the following statement:

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 21

 
Counties: Cuyahoga (part)
 

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-4857
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Background

 
Hometown : Cleveland
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2007; State Representative, 1999-2006


Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term