SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In recognition of her historic status as Decatur’s first female mayor during Women’s History Month, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, spoke about Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe in a speech on the chamber floor of the Illinois House of Representatives.

“I am proud to welcome a fellow Decatur resident and friend to our state capitol,” said Scherer. “Thank you for all you have done to move Decatur and Central Illinois forward throughout your career.”

Scherer invited Mayor Wolfe to the state capitol to be honored during legislative session in a floor speech as part of the Illinois House Women’s Caucus’ efforts to honor exemplary women during Women’s History Month. Before becoming the first woman to serve as mayor of the City of Decatur, Wolfe worked as the director of a local hospital, news anchor and city councilwoman. Since taking office in 2015, Wolfe has prioritized building up Decatur’s economy and infrastructure.

“Mayor Wolfe is living history, and her accomplishments are a testament to the fact that you can do anything if you put your mind to it,” said Scherer. “I look forward to continuing to working with her to uplift Decatur and bring more resources to its residents and businesses.”

Rep. Sue SchererRep. Sue Scherer

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