March 3 – Central Illinois Political Action Committee (CIPAC) has released an endorsement for candidates of the local election to be held on April 4, 2017.
CIPAC collected written questionnaires from all candidates running for Mayor of Decatur, Decatur City Council, and Decatur School Board. Along with receiving written responses from candidates, CIPAC conducted face-to-face interviews to gain a further understanding of individual views on business and political issues facing Decatur and Macon County.
Following a detailed vetting of all fifteen candidates running for these local offices, CIPAC endorsed the following candidates: Mayor of Decatur: Julie Moore-Wolfe Decatur City Council: Pat McDaniel, Chris Riley, Chuck Kuhle, David Horn Decatur Public Schools: Al Scheider, Kendall Briscoe, Beth Creighton, Beth Nolan The 2017 election will be significant to further economic prosperity in Decatur.
CIPAC recognizes the importance to have pro-business candidates in office to serve as a powerful voice to advocate on behalf of the local business community. After rigorous review of individual policy positions and, where applicable, voting records, CIPAC chose to endorse the candidates who will best promote the business climate in Decatur and Macon County.