Quincy native Angel Smith seeks to serve Illinois’ 94th Legislative District as its Representative in the General Assembly. Smith ran uncontested on the Democratic ballot in the March 17th primary and now will stand for election on November 3, 2020.
“I am running to give a greater voice to workers, veterans, and union members in the 94th District and across Illinois,” says Smith. “The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on our economy has shown that many of our most essential workers are also the most vulnerable. A crisis response that sees the rich getting richer and workers left behind is neither a humane nor a just response that serves the greater good. We must join together to provide a strong safety net for everyone. One way we can help vulnerable workers is to eliminate current barriers to union membership as unions provide workers the opportunity to not just survive, but thrive economically. We can also support small farms and small businesses by reducing unnecessary state regulations that stifle the creation and operations of these vital parts of our rural communities.”
Smith served active-duty enlisted in the U.S. Navy for more than 12 years, and achieved the rank of E-6 (Petty Officer First Class). She worked as a Russian linguist and held a top-secret security clearance while being stationed at intelligence collections facilities in Hawaii and England. Upon her honorable discharge she returned to Quincy, where she earned a master’s degree in counseling at Quincy University. Smith is currently employed as a secretary at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy and is a proud member of AFSCME Local 1787 union.
“Having worked in a variety of minimum-wage jobs in hospitality, retail and printing, I understand the day-to-day economic struggles working people face,” says Smith. “I’m campaigning to increase the political and economic power of workers, and to create and maintain a robust culture of transparency and accountability in all government functions.”
Smith is a member of the Unitarian Church of Quincy, where she serves on the Board of Trustees. She is a founding member of Indivisible of Adams County, and is a member of the Adams County Democratic Party.
For more information on Angel Smith’s campaign and policy positions, please visit http://www.AngelSmithforIL94.com.
***Report Courtesy of the Angel Smith Campaign***
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April 6, 2020 at 09:33AM