I am writing this letter in support of Jeff Smith who is running for State Representative for the 18th District.  Jeff exemplifies the values and

strength of character representative of the Evanston community. He has repeatedly given of his time to community issues and followed through on his commitments even when those issues required months or years to resolve. Jeff is open minded to ideas, willing to compromise when needed, he has strong values and is willing to place himself in the political arena for the betterment of the community he cares for deeply.    

Jeff has worked to give “a voice” to the residents of Evanston through his work on community organizations (Central Street Neighbors, Citizens for a Greener Evanston, The Lighthouse Community Land Trust, etc.)  He is the kind of person who will best represent the people of Evanston in our state government. He is honest, a man with good ideas on how to lead this state forward, and he can truly represent the values we believe in. This is why for State Representative, I’m supporting Jeff Smith.

 Dr. Stamata Blanas