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Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.)


Biography
District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Chicago City Council, 1979-90; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1984; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1986; Cook County Commission, 1990-97; sought Democratic nomination for mayor of Chicago, 1991; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present
Born: Sept. 6, 1941; Parkdale, Ark.
Residence: Chicago
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Vera G. Davis; two children
Education: Arkansas AM&N College, B.A. 1961; Chicago State U., M.A. 1968; Union Institute, Ph.D. 1977
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs; Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements); Ways & Means (Human Resources; Oversight)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalDanny Davis (D) 155,11085.1
Robert Bumpers (R) 27,16814.9
2012generalDanny Davis (D) 242,43984.6
Rita Zak (R) 31,46611.0
John Monaghan (I) 12,5234.4
Phil Collins (WRI) 50.0
Dennis Richter (WRI) 20.0
2010generalDanny Davis (D) 149,84681.5
Mark Weiman (R) 29,57516.1
Clarence Clemons (I) 4,4282.4
2008generalDanny Davis (D) 235,34385.0
Steve Miller (R) 41,47415.0
2006generalDanny Davis (D) 143,07186.7
Charles Hutchinson (R) 21,93913.3
2004generalDanny Davis (D) 221,13386.1
Antonio Davis-Fairman (R) 35,60313.9
2002generalDanny Davis (D) 137,93383.2
Mark Tunney (R) 25,28015.3
Martin Pankau (LIBERT) 2,5431.5
2000generalDanny Davis (D) 164,15585.9
Robert Dallas (R) 26,87214.1
1998generalDanny Davis (D) 130,98492.9
Dorn Van Cleave (LIBERT) 9,9847.1
1996generalDanny Davis (D) 149,56882.3
Randy Borow (R) 27,24115.3
Chauncey Stroud (I) 1,9441.1
Toietta Dixon (LIBERT) 1,5710.9
Charles Winter (NL) 7710.4
Roll Call Vitals

87th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D) is 55th.

16th

Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

1,103

Twitter Followers (@RepDannyDavis)

Rep. Danny K. Davis has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.