Glen Smith, JP, MP
CONSTITUENCY 14, DEVONSHIRE NORTH WEST
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“Bermudians deserve a Government that puts them first. As a parent, I am committed to creating a Bermuda that offers a bright future for our young people.”
Glen Smith grew up on Middle Road, Devonshire, opposite the Arboretum, and has lived in Constituency 14 for his entire life. Thought to be a slow learner in school, the Reading Clinic diagnosed Glen as suffering from dyslexia. His mother worked two jobs to support the family and make sure that he got the best guidance and education possible.
With hard work, Glen overcame those early challenges to become a seasoned entrepreneur launching and operating 11 businesses and creating over 280 jobs. His first entrepreneurial venture was a horse and carriage business. Glen’s other businesses have included ZipX, International Bonded Couriers (IBC), Invisible Fencing Bermuda Ltd., Invisible Trenching Bermuda Ltd., Island Self Storage Ltd. and Auto Solutions Ltd. where he currently serves as Managing Director.
As a parent with two teenage boys, Glen understands the challenges facing both parents and young people in today’s Bermuda – and believes that improving our public education system holds the key to success.
“An unnecessarily high percentage of the inmates in Bermuda suffer from dyslexia or attention deficit disorder,” he says. “Conditions that could have been treated early in their lives. Our education system must be improved so that it doesn’t leave people behind, and instead provides treatment so that our most vulnerable students receive the support they need to have a brighter and more productive future. We need to incorporate a technical and vocational curriculum beginning in middle school – and we should also consider a longer school day to provide more time for sports, music, art and other activities.
“I will make sure that Government doesn’t fail our young people so they can live in a Bermuda that provides them with opportunities to thrive.”
Glen has combined his business experience with a lifetime of public service – including sitting on boards with Somersfield Academy, The Reading Clinic, and The Family Centre. He served as Deputy Mayor, Alderman and Common Councillor with the Corporation of Hamilton from 2008-2012.