Kim Smith is running for the New York State Senate District 61.
For over thirty years, Kim has worked to create health policies that improve access, advocated for disenfranchised communities, and brought together diverse people to build coalitions and solve problems. Now, Kim wants to take that experience and use it to represent the people of the 61st District - to fight for equitable policies, demand our seat at the table, and bring home to our District our fair share of resources. From the urban and rural poor who deserve a chance to thrive, to the farmers struggling to make ends meet, to the middle class over burdened by property taxes, Kim is ready to fight and be your voice. But she can't do it alone. Will you stand with Kim? Because together, we are enough!
About Kim Smith
I am a third generation Western New Yorker. Through generations, my family’s core values have been hard work, education and service.
Because of the hard work of the generations before me, I was able to prioritize education. I have been a full-time mother, employee and student. It’s not easy, but it can be accomplished.
I obtained my Masters in Public Administration from Suny Brockport College during my 25 years working for the Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH).
About Senate District 61
The 61st State Senate District encompasses: the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, and Newstead and the Villages of Akron and Williamsville in Erie County; the Towns of Chili and Riga, the Village of Churchville and part of the City of Rochester in Monroe County; and all of Genesee County. Two cities, 18 towns, 10 Villages, and 25 unified school districts with a total population of 292,927 residents.
There are unique challenges in SD61 that cannot be addressed with sweeping pieces of legislation. Each community has and deserves a voice at the table. That's why Kim is dedicated to visiting each town in the Senate District every year to hear directly from you.