H. Woods (“Woody”) Bowman, who served 14 years as a Democratic state representative from Evanston, has endorsed Jeff Smith in the primary for the 18th District state house seat that includes most of Bowman’s former district.

H. Woods (“Woody”) Bowman, who served 14 years as a Democratic state representative from Evanston, has endorsed Jeff Smith in the primary for the 18th District state house seat that includes most of Bowman’s former district.

In a statement, Bowman said, “Illinois’s crises need the intellectual firepower and creative thinking that Jeff will bring to Springfield. Those of us committed to better government have known Jeff for many years to be a proven and dedicated advocate of reform.”

Bowman, an economist and associate professor of public service management at DePaul University, was the longest-serving state representative from Evanston in recent memory. He subsequently served as the chief financial officer of Cook County, and writes a column for the Nonprofit Quarterly on ethics.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Woods Bowman endorsement of Jeff Smith
    Woody Bowman was a terrific and tireless representative. If he endorses Jeff Smith, it says a lot.

    1. Woods Bowman endorsement of Jeff Smith
      I love Woody and helped elect him lo those many, many years ago, but Woody has not lived in the 18th District for a long time. Although I’ve worked for Jeff in his past runs for office, I think it’s time for a fresh face. Robyn Gabel impresses me as the candidate for these times.

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