The Sierra Club has endorsed Jeff Smith in the Democratic primary for State Representative in the 18th District.

In commenting on the group’s backing, Mr. Smith said, “I am extremely honored to have the support of the Sierra Club. The Club’s long history of diligent work, and its active membership, has made it one the most listened-to voices in state capitols and in Washington. Hope for Illinois’s future is tied to green jobs, sustainability, and a new energy economy. I have made these signature issues in our campaign. We are excited about partnering with the Sierra Club to keep this seat occupied by an environmental champion, so that we can build a greener Illinois.”

The 18th District includes most of Evanston, approximately the eastern half of New Trier Township, and the northeastern corner of the 49th Ward of Chicago.