Committee to Elect Carolyn Blodgett

Why Cari?

 “Everyday I see our district’s intense need for more good-paying jobs, affordable health care and access to quality education. As your state representative, I will take these concerns to Springfield and work for policies that will help the working men and women of Central Illinois.” 

About Cari

Serving The Community

Cari was born and raised in Central Illinois and has actively participated in community events. She has worked on Relay For Life, is a member of Altrusa, a volunteer on the Canton Art on Main committee, participates in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, and has assisted with various Salvation Army events. She was elected the student representative to the Spoon River College Board of Trustees and currently serves as a member of the Fulton County Board.

Working For A Better Tomorrow

Cari believes in the people of Central Illinois and wants to help by working in these areas - 

  • Living wage jobs. Cari will work to bring and retain jobs that pay living wages to the district to reduce residents’ needs for taxpayer assistance. 
  • Quality, public education for all. Cari is a graduate of the Illinois community college and university systems and will fight for needed funds for public schools. 
  • Affordable, quality health care for all. No family should have to choose between health care and other living expenses. Cari will work to improve access to healthcare in our communities and supports a state-wide option. 
  • Equality for all people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion or economic status. No one should feel threatened, and Cari will work to improve equal treatment for all. 
  • Equitable, fair taxation. The state tax code needs revision. Cari will support efforts to create a tax system that does not increase income taxes on working families. 
  • Collective bargaining protections. Cari is a case worker and an AFSCME steward with the Department of Human Services and will work to protect workers and their collective bargaining rights.  

Endorsements

There are many organizations that have shown their support for Cari. Unions including AFSCME, AFL-CIO, SEIU, UAW 974, Labor Council of West Central Illinois, and Boilermakers Local 60. The National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood, Illinois Alliance for Retired Persons have also come out in support for Cari. 

Additionally, Cari is supported by the Democratic parties of Fulton, Peoria and Tazewell Counties. She also has the support of Sen. Dave Koehler, Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Comptroller Susanna Mendoza, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and many local officials.

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