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Tim Butler

Tim Butler

Republican (incumbent)

Tim Butler is the current State Representative in the 87th District, a post he has held since March 2015. Prior to his appointment to the General Assembly, he served as the District Chief of Staff for both Congressmen Rodney Davis and Ray LaHood. Butler earned his B.A. in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University.

Norine Hammond

Norine Hammond

Republican (incumbent)

Norine Hammond is the current State Representative for the 93rd District, which she has held since December 2010. She had been a Legislative Aide to Rep. Myers since 1997. Hammond also served as the Township Supervisor for Emmet Township between 2006 and 2014.

Joshua Griffith

Joshua Griffith

Republican

Joshua Griffith was an administrator of the Galesburg Christian School. He also served for 11 years in the US Army before being medically retired.

John Curtis

John Curtis

Democratic

John Curtis currently teaches at Western Illinois University. He has also served in the US Peace Corps. Curtis owns Barefoot Gardens CSA, which deals in organic produce.

Avery Bourne

Avery Bourne

Republican (incumbent)

Avery Bourne has served as a State Representative since 2015. She has a BA in American Studies from Columbia College in Missouri. At just 22, Rep. Bourne was also the youngest person to be sworn into the Illinois General Assembly when she was appointed in 2015.

Dillon Clark

Dillon Clark

Democrat

Dillon Clark is currently a compliance officer at Litchfield National Bank. He also serves on the Montgomery County Board. Clark earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois College.

Sue Scherer

Sue Scherer

Democrat (incumbent)

Sue Scherer is the current State Representative for the 96th District, and has held the post since 2013. Before becoming a politician, she was a teacher for 32 years. Scherer earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University.

Herman Senor

Herman Senor

Republican

Herman Senor is currently the Ward 2 Alderman in Springfield. He attended Costal Carolina University before joining the Navy. Outside of politics, Senor has worked in the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Construction.

Marc Bell

Marc Bell

Democrat

Marc Bell is a retired Illinois State Police Master Sergeant. He is currently on the Executive Board of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Bell is also a School Resource Officer for the Ball-Chatham School District.

Responses to important issues

Do you believe Illinois should be a right to work state? 

Illinois should never become a Right to Work state.

Is Illinois ready for the legalization of recreational marijuana?

Illinois is ready for the legalization of marijuana.  It would create desperately needed new revenue for Illinois.

Would you support changes to current term limit rules?

I would consider a resolution in the Illinois House of Representatives similar to the Illinois Senate Resolution 3 which limits leadership to 10 year terms.

Should Illinois be a “Sanctuary State?”

I support the Illinois Trust Act. I am currently undecided on whether Illinois should be a Sanctuary State. I will be in a better position to make that determination when the Federal Government establishes an immigration policy which addresses the Dreamers and other undocumented immigrants.

Should public dollars be used to support private schools via tax credits?

Public dollars should not be used to support private schools via tax credits.




Steven Westerfield 1-6-18

Steven Westerfield

Republican (write in)

Steven Westerfield is a former analysts for Illinois Fathers. His work helped push for the “right of first refusal” to be applied to shared custody of children. Westerfield currently supports his family by working as a janitor.

Responses to important issues

Do you believe Illinois should be a right to work state? 

No I do not believe Illinois should be a right to work state. Before we ever think about taking money away from the working class people we must first get our elected officials in check. Illinois has 43,000 elected officials (the most in the nation) that the tax payers are on the hook for full pensions and salaries for. I believe that our elected officials need to lead by example and cut their own benefits before we ever consider taking anything away from the working class citizens.

Is Illinois ready for the legalization of recreational marijuana?

Illinois is ready for legalization of recreational use if the funds are allocated specifically to our pension debt. However I am personally against legalization and favor decriminalization. I find it very hypocritical that individuals on the streets sell pot to make ends meet and our government locks them up and throws away the key, but now that they need to make ends meet it’s ok to sell pot as long as they get their cut.

Would you support changes to current term limit rules?

I do not believe that any elected official from any branch of Government should serve longer than 8 years.

Should Illinois be a “Sanctuary State?”

Absolutely not. When we give illegal residents more privilege and benefits than we do our own legal residents we are doing our residents a huge disservice.

Should public dollars be used to support private schools via tax credits?

If we are talking about charters that are open to the public but have a lottery or waiting list system yes, if we are talking actual private schools not open to the public absolutely not.

Just like private and public sector unions we need to differentiate charter schools and private when speaking about policy.




Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

Republican

Mike Murphy is the recently retired owner of Charlie Parker’s Diner in Springfield. Murphy has also served on the school board and village board in Divernon. He spent three years in the US Army, including one year in South Korea.

Responses to important issues

Do you believe Illinois should be a right to work state? 

Is Illinois ready for the legalization of recreational marijuana?

Would you support changes to current term limit rules?

Should Illinois be a “Sanctuary State?”

Should public dollars be used to support private schools via tax credits?

Awaiting responses from candidate…




Jenica Myers Hopkins

Democrat

No biography has been provided at this time.

Responses to important issues

Do you believe Illinois should be a right to work state? 

Is Illinois ready for the legalization of recreational marijuana?

Would you support changes to current term limit rules?

Should Illinois be a “Sanctuary State?”

Should public dollars be used to support private schools via tax credits?

Awaiting responses from candidate…




CD Davidsmeyer

C.D. Davidsmeyer

Republican (incumbent)

C.D. Davidsmeyer has served as a State Representative since 2012. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio. Outside of government, he is the vice president of Illinois Road Contractors, Inc.

Jonas Petty

Jonas Petty

Republican

Jonas Petty is a businessman from Pittsfield. His company, J. Petty & Co. operates a number of properties. Petty has also worked fro the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Bridges.

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