C.D. Davidsmeyer has defeated Josh Evans in the 100th District State Representative race.
Davidsmeyer, a Republican, is elected to his second term over Evans, the Democratic challenger. Davidsmeyer took 24,015 votes to Evans’ 12,976.
Davidsmeyer told us live on WEAI last night that the race felt uncomfortable at times.
“Running for aldermen in Jacksonville, you never really saw any of the negativity or anything like that, that you see in campaigns for higher office. So, it was something that I don’t know that I was completely prepared for. It caught me off guard a little bit,” Davidsmeyer says.
“Working really hard for the last two years, you just work and you hope it all pays off, and I think it has.”
Davidsmeyer now focuses on Springfield.
“We need people that are willing to come together, cross the party lines, and actually get something accomplished, and that’s what I’m hoping to do now,” she says.
This was the first race in the area formerly known as the 97th District since 2002. Jim Watson had been the state rep in that district and transferred over to the newly-created 100th District in 2012, but retired that year; Davidsmeyer was selected as his replacement.
Updated at 5:30 a.m. to include the final Jersey County numbers.