About CHRT

Aarica Smith

Legislative Director, State Senator Dayna Polehanki

Aarica Smith is the Legislative Director for State Senator Dayna Polehanki. Formerly, she served as the Legislative Director and Constituent Services Director for State Senator David Knezek. Prior to her work with the Michigan Senate, Smith was the Campaign Manager for Wassim “Dave” Abdallah for Dearborn Heights City Council.

Smith is a 2015 graduate of The University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she majored in International and Hispanic Studies and minored in Global Cultures. Her political volunteer work includes many local and statewide campaigns. She dedicated most of her free time to canvassing on competitive State Senate races in the 2018 cycle.