Deadrick-Wolfer drops out of 96th District State House race
Decatur businesswoman Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer, a GOP candidate for the 96th District State House seat, formally suspended her campaign this week, describing her candidacy as inspired, but ultimately not the right path for her at this time.
Deadrick-Wolfer, who owns Shop on Main and runs the marketing company Events Plus, was running in the district encompassing Macon, Sangamon and Christian Counties.
"As a businessperson and community member, I have not only witnessed, but have experienced, the many issues that impact the viability of a thriving State of Illinois," Deadrick-Wolfer said. "Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to meet wonderful people within the various communities that make up the 96th District and have learned a great deal about a number of organizations that are providing exceptional service and outreach. I wish them all the best as they strive to make a difference."
The former candidate said the decision was a difficult one and expressed her genuine gratitude for time, talent and financial support from friends, family, colleagues and elected officials alike.
“I had hoped that my background in business and community would provide a common-sense voice for change and help put us on a different path,” Deadrick-Wolfer said. “Unfortunate as it is, that is just not enough in this politically challenging time.”
Deadrick-Wolfer was challenging Democratic incumbent Sue Scherer, now apparently unopposed on November's ballot.