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Former Rep. Bowman endorses Smith

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.

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