It was at the YMCA in Mattoon that I met this vivacious, recently retired EIU professor of communications. Since we were both teachers we were concerned about the gridlocked state government. From that point on, she decided to go into politics as "a first-time, grassroots, citizen-candidate." In preparation she studied, talked to people and attended meetings.
Dr. Shirley Bell is a Democrat running for State Representative in the 110th district. She is a good listener, can get along with anybody, and can work across party lines. She is interested in all of the issues that affect this district, this state and the federal government as well.
Show your support now for positive, qualified, enthusiastic, meaningful change and vote in the primary Tuesday, March 20th for Dr. Shirley Bell.
Carolyn Hayden, Mattoon