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Who is Seletha Smith? Her Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Kids

Who is Seletha Smith? Her Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Kids

Seletha Smith is the wife of a former American politician, businessman, and convicted felon Ray Nagin.

Seletha Smith was born somewhere in the United States. She has American nationality. Seletha came to the limelight after being the wife of Ray Nagin who is a former American politician.

Who is Her Husband?

Her husband Ray Nagin is a former American Politician. He is the 60th mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. Nagin held the post for 8 years from 2002 to 2010. He is also the founder of CRN Initiatives LLC. An initiative that focuses on emergency preparedness, green energy product development, and as well as public speaking.

Ray Nagin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the United States on June 11, 1956. His full name is Clarence Ray Nagin Jr. He is 63 years old and was born under the birth sign is Gemini. He belongs to the ethnicity of African-American and his nationality is American.

Her Husband’s Career

Seletha Smith’s husband Ray Nagin began his career in the late 1970s. He first worked at General Motors, Detroit, MI where he served the purchasing department. In 1980, he served the Cox New Orleans, the city’s cable television franchise.

He then joined the Associates Corporation Dallas in the year 1981. After working there for some years he left the job and in 1985 he joined as the controller of Cox New Orleans. He then became the general manager of Cox Communications in the year 1989.

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Caption: Seletha Smith’s husband Ray Nagin (Photo: nytimes )

In the year 2002, he became the 60th mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. Ray won the election with 29% of the vote in the first round and then 59% of the votes in the last round. He became the 60th mayor of New Orleans. He served the city from 2002-2010.

Nagin provided shelter and took care of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina victims when hit the Gulf of Mexico. He declared Louisiana as an emergency state. He said in the meeting,

 “I can see in your eyes, you want to know, ‘How do I take advantage of this incredible opportunity? How do I make sure New Orleans is not overrun with Mexican workers”.

Besides, Nagin is also famous for calling New Orleans the “Chocolate City” during the meeting because more percentage of African people resided. In the year 2006, he again elected as the mayor of New Orleans. In the April 22 election, he was the front runner with 38% of the vote.

While Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu came in second with 29% of the vote. They faced each other in a run-off election on May 20, 2006. And Nagin won the election by defeating Landrieu with a vote of 52%. He has also received the prestigious award as a Young Leadership Council Diversity and as well as the Role Model Award.

Ray Nagin’s Conviction

In the year 2013, he was charged under 21 corruption charges. The charges include wire fraud, conspiracy, bribery and as well as money laundering and filing false tax returns. He also charged for taking a bribe of more than $500,000 in payouts from a businessman in exchange for city contracts.

Ray is the first mayor ever to be charged criminally for corruption in office.  On February 12, 2014, Nagin was convicted on 20 of the 21 counts by the jury and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Seletha Smith Married Ray Nagin

Seletha Smith is married to former American politician Ray Nagin. Ray Nagin is the ex-mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. She met her husband Ray when he was working at Cox New Orleans, the city cable television network.

The couple dated each other for a few months before getting married. They tied the wedding knot in the year 1982. The couple exchanged the wedding vows in front of family, friends, and close relatives.

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Caption: Seletha Smith with her husband (Photo: keyword basket)

Seetha and Ray share a very strong bond together. And from their 36 years of marriage, they have two sons and a daughter. They are Jeremy Nagin, Tianna Nagin, and Jarin Nagin.

Her Husband’s Net Worth

Seletha’s husband Ray Nagin has a net worth of around $12.1 million dollars as of 2019. Most of his wealth comes from his professional career as an American management consultant and politician.

Facts of Who is Seletha Smith? Her Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Kids

Full NameSeletha Smith
SpouseRay Nagin
ChildrenJeremy Nagin, Tianna Nagin, and Jarin Nagin


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