On Monday, State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) welcomed gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker and his running mate, Juliana Stratton, to Carlinville. Focusing on job growth and economic opportunities in Macoupin County and surrounding counties in Central Illinois, Senator Manar led the candidates on a tour of local businesses before joining area residents for coffee.
“We need a governor in Springfield that recognizes the unique economic opportunities in every part of our state and is committed to driving State resources to Central and Southern Illinois where job creation is most needed,” Manar said. “Unfortunately, Governor Rauner has been more focused on his political agenda that undercuts working families. I endorsed JB Pritzker because I believe he is committed to govern for all Illinois residents.”
The group’s tour included stops at Goodman insurance, the Enquirer-Democrat, Main Street Florist and the Refuge Coffee Shop.