Deadrick-Wolfer focuses on general election
Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer emerged as winner of the Republican primary in Illinois’ District 96 House race, and with the primary out of the way, Deadrick-Wolfer's next step is to lay out the plan to win the November election against Democratic incumbent Sue Scherer.
The Decatur businesswoman went head-to-head against Springfield minister Gary Pierce last Tuesday and won with 60 percent of the votes in Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.
“We were delighted that we won the primary and definitely look forward to getting our message out in the next few months as we work towards the general election,” Deadrick-Wolfer said.
Deadrick-Wolfer tied with Pierce in Christian County, claimed a modest victory among Sangamon County voters and earned almost twice the number of votes as her opponent in Macon County.
“I think in Macon County, I am fairly well known as a business owner and a community advocate and volunteer. So people knew me in that area,” Deadrick-Wolfer said. “We had some strong support and help in Sangamon and Christian County in trying to let people know who I was and why I am running. So it was a grassroots effort.”
Deadrick-Wolfer’s campaign has focused on improving Illinois’ business climate to draw new businesses to the state and prevent established businesses from leaving.
“I think everyone is worried about the economy and jobs. Most people are worried about the economy and jobs, and I think the other concern is that the state of Illinois is going in a direction that is not helping us. We are not business friendly; we don’t have the income coming in. We have people leaving the state, and we have a financial issue – crisis – that needs to be solved,” she said.
Deadrick-Wolfer's next step is to lay out the plan to win the November election against Democratic incumbent Sue Scherer.
“I am a planner by trade, so my thought is to get my supporters together, to look at a strategic plan, a vision, for the next several months and get out there and meet the pole and listen to what they have to say and do our best to work towards victory in 2016,” Deadrick-Wolfer said.
Deadrick-Wolfer said she believes a lot of voters are ready for change and support her because they know she is a hard worker. And with Illinois in such a dire financial state, there is no question the legislature should be in session now and working to resolve the crisis, she said.
“As a businessperson, if I had a budget issue like the state has, I don’t take a vacation; I’d stay, and I’d work, like my staff works with me, and we do whatever we can. That is what I want to tell people and need to tell people about, is my work ethic and the fact that I am going to do my darnedest to get us on a different path and a different road,” Deadrick-Wolfer said.
Deadrick-Wolfer is a member of Decatur’s Parks Board and hopes her experience on the board and as a business owner will help her make decisions in Springfield. For now, her goal is to continue to meet with voters so they can get to know her.
“Thank you to those of you who supported me up to this point, and I look forward to meeting those that don’t know me and ask for their support now,” she said.