ABOUT SHIRLEY SMITH
Shirley Smith, the sixth and middle child of eleven children grew up in Cleveland’s historic Hough neighborhood . Shirley received her formal education through the Cleveland Public School System. While raising her children as a single mother she attended Cuyahoga Community College where she earned a two-year degree and an undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University. She later attended Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. A proud mother of two children and three grandchildren, she loves golfing, gardening, and writing, in her spare time. Shirley has worked since the age of fourteen building upon a solid foundation for all Ohioans and all of America.