Michelle Smith, candidate for 43rd ward alderman, stopped by TPWWL the other day and made this comment on one of my posts:
Thank you for the nice comment about Melissa. Melissa is working hard, along with many others, to get the word out about my campaign. I'm proud that Melissa made a good impression - one of the reasons I'm running is because I believe that representatives of the alderman's office should be helpful and welcoming to constituents.
I also agree with your post concerning the lack of transparency of the alderman's activities. I hope you find that my website, www.michelesmith.org, tells you where I stand on the issues facing our ward - and I'm committed to having a customer-focused, open aldermanic office.
I think the best way to decide how to vote is to compare the candidates by attending one of our upcoming candidate forums -
Feb. 8 - Peggy Notebart Museum
Feb. 12 - LIVE Radio Broadcast, Chicago History Museum (I believe you need to show up at 8 am or 8:30 am)
Feb. 15 - Church of Our Savior
Feb. 22 - Chicago Tonight, WTTW
Details are on my website. Feel free to call my office at 312-643-1511 anytime. Michele Smith 312-643-1511