BettyKnightSmithBetty Knight Smith, an elected official in Vanderburgh County for the past 32 years passed away peacefully this morning at local Nursing Home.

    Betty Knight Smith, Democratic political career in local politics began as a volunteer in 1956. She worked her way through the Democratic Party ranks from Precinct Vice Committee member, moving up gradually to Ward Leader and Party Vice Chairwoman.

    Betty Knight Smith has won nine elections over a 32 year span in Evansville and Vanderburgh County.

    She served as Vanderburgh County Clerk, was a member of the Vanderburgh County Council.  In 2000, she was elected Vanderburgh County Recorder.

    Betty Knight Smith has been a matriarch of the  Democratic party and a valued counselor to many average people over the years.   Betty Knight Smith contributions transcend politics and was always there to help people who needed help, regardless of their political preference or race.

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    1. This is sad news. Betty was my friend and mentor from the very time I became a Democrat. In fact, she and her friend, the late Dorothea MacGregor are the reasons I became a Democrat.
      My deepest sympathies to Greg, Rhonda, and Becky and their families. Your mother left an indelible mark on Evansville, and it was a good one. I don’t know anybody who ever worked any harder for the community than she did.

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