Victor Smith (R-OH-6)

Victor Smith (R-OH-6)

Victor G. Smith

Victor Smith Congressional Candidate Ohio District 6

Biography of Victor Smith from Vote for the Victor

Victor Smith Qualifications

Soldier – Leader – Engineer – Neighbor – Teacher – Awards


  • Graduate Warren Local High School, Washington County, Ohio 1965
  • Graduate US Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1969
  • Infantry Officer Basic Course
  • Airborne Training and Qualification
  • Ranger Training and Qualification
  • Air Defense Artillery Branch Qualification
  • Engineer Officer Advanced Course Completed

Continuing Service:

  • Ohio Director / Bugler – Southeast – of Bugles Across America. We provide a live bugler available to all funerals of Military Veterans. All Volunteers.

Political Involvement:

  • Member of Washington County GOP Central Committee.
  • Regional Coordinator of The Ohio Project getting signatures to amend Ohio Constitution to block forced participation in federal health care and fines for non-participation.
  • State wide campaign coordinator to get Health Care Freedom Amendment passed.
  • Submitted petitions for Ohio 6th Congressional district race with signatures from 11 of the 18 counties in the district. His 3 opponents combined, represent a total of 6 counties. Click here for details.

Military Experience:

Active Duty:

  • West Germany: 4th Armored Division and 1st Armored Division at Bamberg
  • Viet Nam: 1st Cavalry Division and Task Force Garry Owen at Bien Hoa
  • California: 4th Training Brigade at Ft. Ord, Monterey


  • Bronze Star
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Vietnam Campaign Ribbon

Ohio National Guard Service:

  • Preparation of war plans for Northern Europe working with Allies in Canada, France, Holland, West Germany, Belgium, and Great Britain.
  • Results: The Iron Curtain came down.
  • Awards: Army Commendation Medal; Ohio Commendation Medal.
  • Civilian Engineer while in Ohio National Guard

Military Retired Rank: Major, 1989

Civilian Employment: 1974 to current.

Engineering Experience:
Qualified, Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio.

  • Valid and current, 1978 to present. (*This registration is indicated by the PE following his name.)
  • Worked full-time as a Professional Engineer in Ohio, West Virginia, Kansas, Kazakhstan and Malaysia.

Engineering Awards:

  • Instrumentation, Systems, & Automation Society (ISA): Distinguished Society Service Award
  • E.I.DuPont Co:.: 1) Corporate Silver Medal for Engineering Excellence for contributions on a global corporate motor drives team.
  • E.I.DuPont Co.: 2) Local award for quick turn-around on emergency breakdown.

Community Leadership and Involvement:

  • PTA President: 1978 – 1980
  • Chairman of successful Warren Local School Levy campaigns in 1979 and 1982
  • Coached Little League Baseball: 1981 – 1989
  • Elected by peers to service on Parish Council: 2 terms; Consolidating parishes.
  • Vice Chair of Parish Building Committee: 1995 – 1998: Built new $4.5 million church.
  • 9 Years Service as Assistant Scoutmaster 1990 – 1998 with Boy Scouts: Planning and Conducting major troop activities and counseling for merit badges.
  • 4 years Service as Diocese of Steubenville Boy Scout Committee. 2003 – 2006
  • Trustee on County Library Board: 1995 – 1999: Design Leader for a new $1 million branch library.
  • President of Library Board: 1997 – 1999: elected by peers.
  • Music Ministry, St. Ambrose Church, Little Hocking, OH: 1987 – 2010
  • Lector, St. Ambrose Church, Little Hocking, OH 1987 – 2010

Teaching Experience:

  • Taught nine years evening courses – Washington State Community College, Marietta, OH.
  • Taught Instrumentation and Physics for Parkersburg Community College (now WVU-P), Parkersburg, WV.
  • Taught Hydraulics for Washington County Career Center, Marietta, OH

Professional Associations: ISA, Senior Member

  • Chair, Council of District Vice Presidents: 1999; elected by peers
  • Executive Board Member of the Society (Vice President District 5): 1996 – 1999
  • Executive Committee Member of the Society: 1999
  • Director, Publications Department: 1999 – 2003
  • District Nominator to select Society Officers, 2000 – 2005
  • Chair, InTech Magazine Editorial Advisory Board: 1999 – 2003
  • President of Parkersburg-Marietta Section (2 terms); elected by peers
  • Co-Chair of Product Show: 1991, 1993, and 1995

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