Republican Committeemen from the 10th Illinois State Representative District in Chicago have selected businesswoman Kimberly Small to run against disgraced Democrat Rep. Derrick Smith in the November general election.
Small is an executive with more than 20 years of sales and management experience. In the private sector, Small has worked with job creators in recruiting and hiring Chicagoans. In addition, her executive experience has made her a tough negotiator and an expert in finding innovative solutions to complex problems.
Small’s 20-year private sector record is a clear contrast with her Democratic opponent Derrick Smith, who spent his career in Springfield until getting appointed to the state legislature. Within days of the appointment, Smith is alleged to have accepted a $7,000 cash bribe.
Despite the serious allegation of gross corruption, the state Democratic chairman and Speaker of the State House, Michael Madigan, supported Smith in the primary so that he could control the appointment of Smith's replacement. Smith has refused to step down. Madigan and Illinois Democrats are now seeking to run a third party candidate, which will serve to split Democrat voters in the district and give a Republican a chance.
Kimberly Small’s vision of a smaller, fairer and simpler state government will give frustrated 10th district voters a fresh choice to represent them in Springfield, unique from anyone else seeking this office.
Contact: Chris Cleveland, 312-339-2677
Regards, John Curry, 32nd Ward Republican Committeeman