EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (JEFF SMITH FOR ASSEMBLY NEWS RELEASE) -- On Friday, April 25th, former Democratic Assembly Representative Jeff Smith announced his candidacy to represent the citizens of the 93rd Assembly District during the Eau Claire County Democratic Party Annual Gala.
“As I’ve traveled through western Wisconsin as a Regional Political Director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, I see that there is a general hopelessness among Wisconsinites these days,” Smith said. “They seem to feel that there is no use in expecting better results from their elected legislators.”
“It is quite clear that we need to restore confidence in democracy and the democratic process and we will only move forward if we come together. I mean everyone. And I believe I am the leader, along with all of you, who can bring this district together.”
“I refuse to sit back and not fight to preserve our public schools, our environment and farmland, our equality, and our state’s history promoting the greater good for everyone. Not just a select few. It is up to you and me to remind citizens of all walks of life and beliefs that we are all in this together. We all must come together. NOW. For, together is how we succeed.”
Jeff Smith is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and served as a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 2007 to 2011, representing the 93rd Assembly District. He was the Chair of the Elections and Campaign Reform Committee and a member of five other committees: Colleges and Universities, Financial Institutions, Education, Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs, and Public Safety. He sold his business, Bob Smith Window Cleaning in 2011 and, in March 2013, he became the Wisconsin Democratic Party's Regional Political Director for Northern Wisconsin.
Jeff and his wife Sue live in the Town of Brunswick. Their daughters, Emily and Sarah, are grown and enjoying college.