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

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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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Illinois Citizens for Life endorse C.D. Davidsmeyer for State Rep.

JACKSONVILLE, IL – With the March Republican Primary approaching, State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of the Illinois Citizens for Life.

In a letter of endorsement, Illinois Citizens for Life Chairman Ralph Rivera praised Rep. Davidsmeyer for his commitment to the protection of our pro-life values.

“You have had a 100% pro-life voting record since coming to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012,” Rivera said of Davidsmeyer. “You have also been a co-sponsor of a number of pro-life bills and an advocate for Life. As the state lobbyist for Illinois Right to Life Action, I have personally seen your commitment to Life and Family…”

C.D. Davidsmeyer is 100% pro-life and pro-family values and is proud to have the endorsement of right-to-life groups, including the Illinois Citizens for Life.

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WLDS NEWS: Davidsmeyer re-files Taxpayer Fiscal Charter to reform state budget process

By Blake Schnitker

January 10, 2018


A local State Representative is re-filing a charter containing potential reforms to the state’s budget process.

Jacksonville-based State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is re-filing his “Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter” this year. The Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter looks to provide power to Illinois’ taxpayers, limit lawmakers’ ability to establish new entitlement programs without efficient funding, and aims to solidify the state’s pension system for the future.

Davidsmeyer explains what the Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter contains, and what it hopes to achieve.

“The goal of the Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter is to find common ground between the two parties, and I think there’s one that thing we all can agree on throughout the state and that’s that the state is broke right now. We don’t have enough money to cover what we’re trying to do, so we have to start simple. Step one, a two-year guaranteed freeze on all discretionary spending, and that will be followed by a continued freeze until we’re within a 30-day payment cycle for all of our bills. So until we’re within that 30-day payment cycle, there will continue to be a freeze,” says Davidsmeyer.

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Illinois House rejects ban on firearms

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By Doug Finke

A bill to ban the devices that increased the firepower of the Las Vegas shooter fell short in the Illinois House Thursday.

The House voted 48-54 to ban devices known as bump stocks, which are used to greatly increase the rate of fire of weapons. House Bill 4117 needed 71 votes to pass.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was in possession of several of the devices when he fired into a crowd killing 58 people and wounding hundreds of others.

“Bump stocks do not have a legitimate purpose,” said sponsoring Rep. Martin Moylan, D-Des Plaines. “The only function of bump stocks is to quickly kill as many people as possible.”

However, gun rights proponents from both parties said Moylan’s bill went too far. In addition to banning bump stocks, the proposal would ban weapons that had trigger modifications that increased their rate of fire. Several representatives said that competitive shooters often modify the triggers of guns to fire faster in timed competitions.

“With this bill, you’re turning law-abiding citizens into criminals,” said Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville.

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WLDS Davidsmeyer, Republicans file bill to stop taxpayer-funded abortions

By Blake Schnitker on October 17 at 7:27am

Among the group of Illinois Republicans fighting back against the recent legislation that funds abortions through taxpayer money is local State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer.

On Friday, Davidsmeyer and colleagues of his party filed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” in an attempt to repeal House Bill 40 and disallow taxpayer-paid elective abortion in Illinois.

Davidsmeyer explains what House Bill 40 did for Illinois, and why he and his colleagues are now filing this bill.

“House Bill 40 that was recently signed into law made us the first state in the nation that has a law that says the state will pay for abortions. The reality, whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, is that we all know the state of Illinois is broke. Over seventy percent of the citizens of the state of Illinois have said that taxpayers should not be funding abortion, the state should not be paying for it. So that’s what this bill does; it reverses (a portion of House Bill 40) and takes it back to what we were about a month ago,” says Davidsmeyer.

The Jacksonville-based Representative says he objects to taxpayer-funded abortions not just morally, but also financially.

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