Editor:

On February 2 there is an important primary election to select our candidates for the 18th district in the Illinois General Assembly.  I urge you to cast your vote for Jeff Smith.  It is time to elect a representative who will use his years of civic engagement and understanding of our city to represent us with honesty and integrity in Springfield and who is willing to make the difficult decisions that need to be made to bring fiscal discipline and legislative rationality back to our state.

Jeff’s breadth of knowledge of Evanston and its issues comes from years of involvement supporting the interests of Evanston’s residents. He is currently president of Central Street Neighbors, a group created to ensure the appropriate development of one of our city’s most important neighborhoods. He worked with Friends of the Civic Center which ultimately became the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center In the area of education Jeff has worked with PTAs and served on the CNC. He is on the board of the Citizens’ Lighthouse Community Lands Trust whose goal is to provide affordable housing throughout the city He fulfills his passion for the environment through Citizens for a Greener Evanston.  

For specifics on his positions go to electjeffsmith.org.  

Barbara Janes