Kathy Smith

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent


Kathy Smith graduated from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and elementary education. Smith was an elementary school teacher for 7 years and has served as PTA President in Poplar Tree Elementary School, Rocky Run Middle School, and Chantilly High School. She served for 13 years on the Fairfax County School Board before being elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2015 [1, 2, 3].

Key Issues


Smith wants to make sure schools are adequately equipped to support the growing population and help kids succeed [3].


Smith supports evaluating all programs and cutting unnecessary duplicates in order to use revenue effectively [3]. She advocates for resource allocation to mental health services and senior citizen care [3].


Smith wants to focus on relieving regional traffic congestion, expanding public transportation systems, and ensuring that citizens’ opinions are considered when deciding transportation infrastructure matters [3].


Fairfax County Democratic Party; Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics – IAFF Local 2068; Sharon Bulova, former Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman; Janet Howell, Virginia State Senator; Karen Keys-Gamarra, Fairfax County Public Schools School Board Member; Fairfax Education Association; Northern Virginia Board of Realtors; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA); Chap Petersen, Virginia State Senator; Dick Saslaw, Virginia State Senator; David Marsden, Virginia State Senator; Karrie Delaney, Virginia State Delegate; Penny Gross, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Jeffrey McKay, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman; Kaye Kory, Virginia State Delegate; Stella Pekarsky, Fairfax County Public Schools School Board Member; Eileen Filler-Corn, Virginia State Delegate; Gerald Hyland, ​​former Fairfax County Board of Supervisors member; Daniel Helmer, Virginia State Delegate; David Bulova, Virginia State Delegate; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


1 Fairfax County Government
2 Kathy Smith
3 Great Falls Connection
4 Washington Post
6 Fairfax Firefighters