Smith cites skills, sustainability in bid for Winfield re-election
With a long list of local civic achievements, Republican Dona Smith — running for re-election as Winfield Township supervisor — brings her reputation of experience to the table in preparation for the Feb. 28 primary election.
Applying her skills in multiple areas as supervisor, Smith successfully upgraded the township government’s working environment, including equipment, which earned the office an award in 2015 from DuPage County’s board. She also helped to develop the township’s website and newsletter.
With an eye for constituents’ needs, Smith has been instrumental in amending legal options for residents requesting assistance from the county: for example, enabling individuals to appeal rejections as president of the DuPage County Township Supervisor’s Association.
In addition, Smith represented numerous townships for the DuPage Health Coalition, established to organize countywide health services via the Access DuPage program. As township supervisor, she engineered changes in local bus routes to better assist seniors and disabled residents.
Born and raised in West Chicago, Smith serves on the DuPage County Mosquito Task Force and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 300 board, as well as with the West Chicago Lion’s Club. Her parents were both lifelong West Chicago residents, according to Smith’s website, with her father Donald serving as a state representative for the 50th District in Springfield 1982-91.
“That’s the kind of experience Winfield Township residents need in their supervisor,” the candidate's website stated, adding that her efforts on behalf of residents speak to her abilities. “And that’s the kind of experience Dona Smith delivers!”