In 2016 Whitney was called the “future of the Republican Party” by presidential candidate and governor of Ohio John Kasich. Whitney has been recognized in Washington, D.C. and in Columbus’ local Outlook Magazine for being one of the only (out) bisexual candidates, in Ohio as well as in the United States. And Whitney has spoken on NPR, ABC, NBC and FOX news stations about a variety of political issues.
Whitney serves on the non-profit board of Fashion Week Columbus, which presents a NYC style fashion week each year in Columbus, Ohio, to highlight art and culture, as well as provide scholarships to local art students.
Whitney Smith grew up in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Westerville South High School where she lettered in swimming, was a founding member of the Gay Straight Alliance, a founding member of the Young Conservatives, an active artist, and a member of the National Honor Society. Whitney attended Bowling Green State University, and graduated in 2009 with a political science major and sociology minor. Whitney was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.
Whitney lives by the personal motto, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” (M. Gandhi.)