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    Davidsmeyer cruises to easy win in 100th House race

    By Maximilian Kwiatkowski

    Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer won the Republican nomination again for the 100th Illinois House District and will likely run unopposed in the November general election.

    The Jacksonville legislator won handily against Pike County business owner Jonas Petty, netting more than 75 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results Tuesday night.

    “It’s always interesting running as the current representative,” said Davidsmeyer. “It’s even more difficult when you try to run a solid, positive campaign focusing on what you believe in. I’m happy I was able to do that and that people understood and think I’m doing the best for the 100th District.”

    Petty, who runs the William Watson Hotel in Pittsfield and a chain of coffee shops, said he appreciated the clean and fair campaign his opponent ran.

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  • National Rifle Association endorses C.D. Davidsmeyer for State Representative


    JACKSONVILLE, IL – State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in the Republican Primary for the 100th House District.

    The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) gave Davidsmeyer an “A” rating and their endorsement for “being a solid pro-gun/pro-hunting candidate who is an advocate for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”

    C.D. Davidsmeyer has a pro-gun owner voting record in the Illinois House. As a strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights, C.D. worked hard to pass Illinois’ Concealed Carry law, making Illinois join the other 49 states with Concealed Carry.

    “As a responsible gun owner and someone who enjoys the shooting sports, I am fighting to protect our constitutional freedoms from those who would take away our rights,” Davidsmeyer said. “I appreciate the endorsement and support of the NRA. I am committed to upholding our Second Amendment rights and will continue to oppose the gun-grabbing agenda of the liberal Chicago politicians.”

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  • $500M rail project coming to Jerseyville, Illinois

    MARCH 2, 2018, BY ,


    JERSEYVILLE, Ill. - A major railroad facility is coming to Jerseyville, Illinois. The move is expected to have a significant effect on the region's transportation and logistics infrastructure, as well as the entire Midwest economy.

    Friday's announcement by Kansas City Southern Railroad will bring approximate 1,000 jobs to the area immediately, with another thousand jobs to follow in the next several years. The $500 million economic investment and development will be privately funded by Atlanta, Ga.-based Stonemont Financial Group, in partnership with the Jerseyville Economic Development Council and Kansas City Southern Railroad.

    "The business community, they are energized, they are excited about moving forward with this project," said Jerseyville Mayor William Russell.

    The Jerseyville Economic Development Council promotes economic development activities targeting large and small businesses with a goal to attract new entities and sustain those that are already doing business in the region.

    The new logistics center will be used for offloading cargo to semi-trucks along the rail line that runs through the city. The development will also include light manufacturing.

    "Having the railroad come here in this facility is a major investment in this entire region and the entire state of Illinois. We are looking at thousands of jobs. We're looking at ... hundreds of millions of dollars being invested right here. Unemployment is gonna start to shoot down and a lot of people we are ready to put to work we are excited to get moving," said Illinois State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer(R-Jacksonville).

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. —Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) ACTIVATOR today announced Representative C.D. DAVIDSMEYER (R- Jacksonville), has been endorsed by the local Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR trustee committee for the 100th State Representative District Primary election.

    Local trustee members voted to endorse Representative Davidsmeyer because he is a strong voice for the agricultural community in the State of Illinois and a dedicated leader in his district.

    “C.D. Davidsmeyer has been a trusted supporter of agriculture in Springfield since becoming a representative. He has tirelessly fought for the farmers and citizens of his district,” said Kevin Semlow, Director of State Legislation for the Illinois Farm Bureau. “Our members in the 100th District look forward to helping re-elect C.D. Davidsmeyer as their state representative,” Semlow added.

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  • Davidsmeyer opposes new pension plan

    By Greg Olson - golson@myjournalcourier.com

    Bipartisan lawmakers including Republican state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville are opposing a proposed pension cost shift from the state to local school districts as an unfunded mandate that will raise property taxes and cut classroom resources.

    House Resolution 27, which opposes the pension cost shift on homeowners, already has been co-signed by more than 40 Republican and Democrat state representatives.

    “The state is in charge of the pension system and state lawmakers and the governor decide what the pension benefits are,” Davidsmeyer said. “So I think the state of Illinois should have some amount of responsibility for funding those benefits prescribed.”

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