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On Tuesday, January 26th, the 48th Legislative District Committee met to select the finalists for interviews to fill the vacant seat of Senator Andy Manar. Interviews are set to be conducted on Saturday, January 30th, and Saturday, February 6th, a presumable vote will take place to determine who will fill the nomination. 


Finalists for the 48th State Senate Appointment include Lisa Badger, a Springfield Park Board member; Shad Edwards a retired Illinois State Police Officer; Frank McNeil, former Springfield Alderman; Doris Turner Springfield Ward 3 Alderman; Roberta Vojas, Macoupin County Board Member; Ruth Waller, Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office; Chase Wilhelm, a previous candidate for State Representative (IL 95th); and Julie Moore Wolfe, Mayor of Decatur. 


The 48th State Senate District stretches from the east side of Springfield to Decatur then heading south to include Christian and Montgomery Counties along with portions of Macoupin and Madison. Time and location for the vote will be advised. Applicants had to be 21 years of age, a resident of the district for at least 2 years, and a democrat in good standing with the party. 

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