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Jeff Smith is one of us.

Jeff Smith is an involved Evanston citizen with a history of service who understands the values, hopes, and needs of our community. Jeff has a record of standing up to powerful political interests, but channels his passion and creativity into crafting solutions that resolve conflicts. A Chicago native and Maine South graduate who first fell in love with Evanston while studying at Northwestern U., Jeff returned to the area after earning a law degree at Harvard. Although as a student and tenant he lived in 4 other wards, Jeff and his wife Nancy, also a Northwestern grad, have been Evanston parents and taxpayers in the same home for the past 25 years, where both their children grew up,  graduating from the Evanston public schools.

Jeff Smith will bring an unusually versatile toolkit of experiences to the office of mayor of Evanston. Click any item below to read more.

• Over 30 years' policy experience, incl. with government and nonprofits

• A proven commitment to civic reform

• Political courage

• Longtime community volunteer

• A balanced life


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