Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe will run for re-election in 2023. Moore Wolfe has been twice elected mayor and has served on Decatur City Council since 2009.
Moore Wolfe cites her strong background in economic development as key to her success. “I’ve been directly involved in economic development for the past 25 years,” said Mayor Moore Wolfe. “My experience running the Chamber of Commerce, working in state government to create jobs locally, and most recently advocating for the healthcare industry in Central Illinois, gives me a strong foundation to continue serving the people of Decatur in these unique times.
Mayor Moore Wolfe says she is most proud of her work in building partnerships with other units of government and organizations. “When we go to Washington, D.C., or Springfield to bring home money for projects, we are a united front. With the city, county, business, and labor all on the same page, we’re a tough group to say no to.”
Mayor Moore Wolfe lists her top priorities for the coming term as focusing on neighborhood revitalization, supporting Decatur Police in battling crime and recruitment efforts, and continuing to grow a strong local economy.
She was elected to city council in 2009 and 2013, and then was appointed as Decatur’s first female mayor in 2015, following the death of Mike “Tuna” McElroy. She is currently the President of the Illinois Municipal League and has served in leadership roles on numerous community boards.
Moore Wolfe and her husband Doug have been married for 34 years and have three adult children.