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Meet Michelle

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Michelle Smith is a small business owner of BSPI, Inc., a general contractor specializing in repairing, rebuilding, renovating, and restoring commercial buildings; she has run alongside her husband, Brian, since 1989.


In 2019, Michelle was appointed Clerk for Plainfield Township, and she was elected to her own term in 2021. Previously, she spent eight years on the Board of Education for Plainfield District 202, serving as its president from 2015 – 2017. 


Michelle has donated her time to several professional and charity endeavors, too, from her work as chair of Friends for Charitable Giving to her memberships with the Plainfield Lions Club and 100 Women Who Care of Will County. She is also a member of the National Federation of Independent Business and serves as chair for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Illinois’ Board of Directors. In the past, she was a local and statewide soccer coach, Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentor, CAPE President, and has held positions on several school PTO’s.


Michelle has been recognized for her dedication to community service, earning multiple awards over the years. 


  • Master Board Member: Illinois Association of School Boards

  • Illinois Association of School Boards’ Leadership Member Award

  • Associated Builders and Contractors’ Legislative Award

  • 2014 CAPE Community Award 

  • Lifetime Member Award – Walker's Grove Elementary

  • Volunteer of the Year – Plainfield North High School

  • 2016 Ira Jones Award

  • 2017 Lifetime CAPE Award

  • 2017 Bess Eichelberger Award 


Michelle cares for her community and remains troubled by the direction Springfield politicians continue to take our state, pushing extreme policies over tackling Illinois’ greatest challenges such as rising crime rates, lowering education standards, and endless attempts to increase taxes. She is running for state representative in the 97th district to restore public safety, support parental rights in the classroom, and get our economy back on track.


Michelle has been married to her husband for over thirty years, and together they are the proud parents of four adult children, Christopher, Matthew, Emma, and Brian. They are members of St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield.