Interview by Lisle Township Democratic Organization: Meet Attorney AND Advocate, Sadia Covert, County Board Candidate for District 5
Meet Sadia Covert, Candidate in County Board 5. Her message to our fellow Democrats and people who lean Democrat is to please vote Democrat all the way down the ballot. All of us Democrats must be united and strong because this is our chance to make a positive change this year. Any vote not given to a Democrat is a vote for a Republican.
1. What motivated you to take the brave step to run?
I’ve been active in the community for the last decade in my nonprofit work, policy work, and as a lawyer working for the people (saving homes from foreclosure) without an elected position. Running for DuPage County Board allows me to expand my community work to the people at a greater scale. Utilizing my skills and experience to contribute to a better DuPage County is not only my duty but it is an honor for me. I have been serving the people of DuPage and will continue to serve them. What good are my skills and experience, if not for the betterment of the people and our county?
2. What in your background makes you especially prepared or motivated for this office?
I am able to connect with a variety of voters through the different roles that I have: I am a married mother of three children, a lawyer with my own practice that serves people, a founder of a nonprofit that unites communities together through education, and a community leader ready to serve.
As a lawyer, I am able to assist with analyzing ordinances and contracts that come through to ensure efficiency and compliance. DuPage County Board is involved in ordinances, regulations, and contracts. And lawyers work in the field of law.
3. How long have you lived in DuPage, and in District 5? What concerns you most therein?
I have lived in Naperville District 5 for more than 10 years. Transparency. and representation of all groups of people. concerns me. Regarding transparency, I would like to streamline information, so it would be easier to access. I would also like to work on changing the meeting times from a 10am on a Tuesday to a more suitable time where my constituents are able to provide public comment and be aware of the decisions made that affect them.
Regarding representation, my nonprofit work aims to unite everyone together regardless of their background. My connection with various communities enables me to help them feel more included in the civic process; thereby, increasing the amount of voters and making the Democrat party stronger.
4. How do you feel you compare against Republican candidates, what difference in policy decisions would you have?
I think each party brings different perspectives to the County Board. My past work and background would bring a fresh voice to the board and also a different perspective.
5. How can we most help you get elected?
Walk with me door to door, have a cup of coffee with me and bring all your friends and neighbors, spread the word about me and all our wonderful candidates and encourage people to get out the vote!
6. Anything else you want our readers to know?
I am married with three children and have been living in Naperville, district 5 for more than ten years and enjoy reading, cooking, watching movies, and playing with my kids.
I learned a lot from our last Presidential election. My message to our fellow Democrats and people who lean Democrat is to please vote Democrat all the way down the ballot. All of us Democrats must be united and strong because this is our chance to make a positive change this year. Any vote not given to a Democrat is a vote for a Republican.