Kenny Smith, a Republican, was elected in 2013 and is currently serving his first term on Charlotte City Council.
Smith was born in Charlotte at Presbyterian Hospital and has lived almost his entire life within Charlotte’s District 6. He and his wife, Bridget, along with their three children and dog, live a half-mile from his childhood home. He attended Billingsville and Selwyn Elementary Schools, AG Middle School and Myers Park High School, where he served as Student Body President his senior year. Shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996, he returned to District 6.
In the fall of 1997, Kenny returned to the Queen City to work for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company. During his tenure as a regional sales manager, he oversaw the Northeast territory, comprising 11 states. In June of 2005, he began his career in commercial real estate. Over the past eight years, Smith has worked with all levels of the community from small business owners to regional companies and Fortune 500 corporations. During that time, he has earned recognition as a Silver Level producer by the Charlotte Region of the Commercial Board of Realtors five times because of his ability to negotiate win-win solutions for his clients and his community
Serving as president of the Barclay Downs Homeowners Association, Smith has seen firsthand the importance of strong district representation. He understands the critical role neighborhood leaders play in our community and the support they need from their district representatives. In his various roles, Smith has worked for the betterment of his neighborhood.
Smith, a fiscal conservative, will bring his 17 years of real-world business experience to the Charlotte City Council. His strong analytical skills, common sense leadership, and energy and enthusiasm will help reshape the future of Charlotte.