Name: Mary Ann Smith
City of Residence: Glen Carbon
Family status: Married
Education: Paralegal Certification, 1986
Occupation: I am currently employed as a part-time paralegal with the Sherer Law Offices in Edwardsville.
Political party: Non-partisian
Office sought: Village Trustee
Previously held offices: I am currently a Trustee on the Glen Carbon Village Board. I have served as chairman of the Building and Development Committee since 2011, member of the Public Services Committee since 2013, member of the Public Safety from 2011 to 2013 and have been liaison to the Community Events Committee since 2011. Prior to being elected I served at the volunteer committee level for six years.
What qualifies you for this position?
“My experience over the last 10 years of serving the village qualifies me for the office of trustee. I know the issues and have worked to identify and prioritize projects. I have stood by the commitment I made to the residents of the village, have made informed decisions, have participated in meetings to cast my vote and have not compromised my principals to take the easier position on an issue.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“We have seen movement on some long overdue projects, including severe drainage, infrastructure and road improvement issues. My goal is to continue the work I have been doing, to see projects through, to show up for meetings and participate in the in the decision making process with the focus on what is in the best interests of the residents, and to continue working toward making the Village of Glen Carbon the best it can be.”