For over 25 years, Todd Smith has been a trusted voice in the Quinte region. Born and raised in Riverview, N.B., he has lived in the Belleville area since the early 1990s. A graduate of Loyalist College, he embarked on a 16-year career in radio broadcasting, serving as the voice of Belleville Bulls hockey and rising to news director at Quinte Broadcasting. He is an avid volunteer within his community.
Smith was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2011 in Prince Edward-Hastings and re-elected in 2015. In 2018, he was elected in the new Bay of Quinte riding.
He has served as Government House Leader, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and, currently, Minister of Energy in the Doug Ford PC government. Smith lives in Quinte West with his wife Tawnya and daughters Payton and Reagan.