Gubernatorial candidate visits Chenoa

One of the Republican candidates for Illinois governor visited with farmers at the Prairie Central Cooperative grain elevator west of Chenoa Wednesday afternoon.

Jesse Sullivan and members of his “Farmers for Sullivan” coalition gathered in a shed for lunchtime conversation and a brief media availability. Sullivan feels the state needs to get back to the values of faith, family and service.

“We need to get God back into our politics,” he said.

Sullivan grew up working on a farm as one of eight siblings. He still considers farming a way of life as he raises a family.

“My wife and I have corn and soybean fields right now and we love it.”

The agriculture coalition was formed by Sullivan to advise him on the campaign trail. A media advisory from his office said if he is elected governor, farmers and agricultural groups would have a seat at the table and buy-in on the issues impacting them and the future of the industry.

“Today, Illinois farmers and our agriculture industry are suffering from high taxes, high energy and fuel costs and a fundamental lack of appreciation for the work they do and the service they provide,” Sullivan said. “Every single piece of that changes on day one when I am governor.”

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