Davidsmeyer will seek re-election

Davidsmeyer will seek re-election

Davidsmeyer JACKSONVILLE — Longtime state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer has announced that he will seek re-election next year in the 100th District, despite it being redrawn by majority Democrats to slice out his hometown. Davidsmeyer, 42, is a Jacksonville Republican. He was appointed in 2012 to fill a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Jim Watson and has handily won re-election to the district since then. But that district will change next year, following a contentious redrawing of legislative districts. Morgan County will be split between two districts, with Jacksonville and South Jacksonville among the communities moving into the 99th House District from their current home in the 100th District. State House and Senate districts must be redrawn every 10 years based on numbers from the latest U.S. Census. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said while campaigning in 2018 that he would reject politics-influenced mapping but approved the Democrat-drawn borders despite calls to turn the process over to an independent group. That means Davidsmeyer will be seeking to represent a district that extends north from just above Alton to just below South Jacksonville. It still will include all or part of Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Morgan, Pike and Scott counties. “I am happy to announce that I am running for state representative of Illinois’ 100th District,” Davidsmeyer said Wednesday. “After talking with so many friends and constituents, I have been encouraged by the number of people asking me to continue to serve them in this district.” It has been clear the […]

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