Rod Smith

Rod Smith DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Rod SmithDEMDemocrat American politician
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Rodney Warren Smith (born November 15, 1949) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. A Democrat, Smith was a member of the Florida Senate from Gainesville from 2001 until 2006. Smith ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Florida in the 2006 election but lost to Congressman Jim Davis. In 2010, Smith was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Florida as the running mate of Alex Sink in her campaign for Governor of Florida. From November 2010 through January 2013 Smith served as chairman of the Florida Democratic Party. In 2016, Smith again ran for a seat in the Florida Senate but was ultimately defeated by Keith Perry, a Republican and former state representative.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Florida
University of Tulsa
BA Political Science
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Florida State Senate
2001 - 2006
State Attorney
Eighth Judicial Circuit
1992 - 2000
Adjunct Professor
University of Florida College of Law
Adjunct Professor
Santa Fe Community College
Avera and Smith, present
Other Experience1 - 1 of 1
Democratic Caucus Policy Committee
2002 - 2004