Kenny Smith, district 6 representative
Kenny Smith, a republican, was first elected in 2013 and is serving his second 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, 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.
Kenny spent 7 ½ years working for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, where as regional sales manager he oversaw the Northeast territory. In June 2005, he began his career in commercial real estate. Over the past 11 years, Smith has specialized in third-party office leasing, tenant relocations and renewals, building acquisitions and dispositions. During that time, he has completed more than 200 transactions, negotiating win-win solutions for his clients and his community.
Serving as president of the Barclay Downs Homeowners Association, Smith saw 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.