Michael K. Smith (Illinois politician)

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Michael K. Smith
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 91st district
In office
January 1995 (1995-January) – January 2011 (2011-January)
Preceded by Thomas J. Homer[1]
Succeeded by Michael D. Unes
Personal details
Born (1966-05-23)May 23, 1966
Canton, Illinois
Died August 9, 2014(2014-08-09) (aged 48)
Canton, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Donna
Residence Canton, Illinois
Alma mater Bradley University (B.A.)
Religion Roman Catholic

Michael K. Smith (May 23, 1966 – August 9, 2014) was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 91st District from 1995 until 2011.[2]

He was defeated in his bid for re-election in the 2010 general election by Michael D. Unes, then a member of the City Council of East Peoria, Illinois, who was re-elected to that seat in the 2012 general election. Since mid-2011, he has served as a member of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. He was confirmed for a permanent seat on the Board by the Illinois State Senate on a vote of 33-21. He was sponsored for the post by Illinois State Senator David Koehler, D-Peoria, who had served in the Illinois State Legislature alongside then-Representative Smith.[3] He died on August 9, 2014 of a heart attack.[4]


  1. ^ "More Illinois House Endorsements - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 1994-10-20. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Representative Michael K. Smith (D) - Previous General Assembly (96th) 91st District". Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  3. ^ "State Senate confirms Flider, Smith appointments - News - Journal Star - Peoria, IL". Pjstar.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  4. ^ Chris Kaergard (1974-08-08). "Former state Rep. Mike Smith remembered as 'good soul' - News - Journal Star - Peoria, IL". Pjstar.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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