Ann Callis

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Ann Callis
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General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 13
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Ann Callis is a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 election. Callis is running in the 13th Congressional District of Illinois.[1][2] She defeated George Gollin and David Green in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3]

Callis was the chief judge of the Third Circuit of Illinois. She became chief judge in 2006 and was retained in 2012, but announced her resignation from the court on May 3, 2013 in order to run for Illinois' 13th Congressional District.[4][5][6] She officially announced her candidacy on May 8th, 2013.[2]

Career

Callis was the chief judge of the Third Circuit of Illinois. At the time of her selection for the court, she was the youngest of 21 candidates. In the same year, she was given the "lowest rating for legal ability among 152 judges in Illinois outside of Chicago."[7] According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, prior to Callis' appointment there were "months of reports she had the job locked up because of her influential father" and she "was dogged early in her career by allegations that she got to the bench because of her influential father."[8]

She was a resident circuit judge in Edwardsville, Illinois. She was appointed to the position in 2001 after having served as an Associate Judge since 1995. She became chief judge in 2006. She was retained in 2012, but announced her resignation from the court on May 3, 2013.[9][5][10]

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014
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Callis is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 13th Congressional District of Illinois.[11] The day that Callis announced her candidacy, potential primary challenger David Gill was given an appointment to the Illinois Department of Public Health by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn.[12] She defeated George Gollin and David Green in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[1][2]

Callis is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which is designed to provide early support to top-tier Democratic challengers.[13] Her campaign has been supported by Nancy Pelosi, who has appeared at campaign rallies on Callis' behalf.[14]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Callis 54.7% 17,322
George Gollin 31.3% 9,935
David Green 14% 4,438
Total Votes 31,695
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Callis's reports.[15]

Ann Callis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$0.00$226,076.07$(14,787.31)$211,288.76
October Quarterly[17]October 16, 2013$211,288.76$240,873.12$(81,986.38)$370,175.50
Year-end[18]January 31, 2014$370,175$258,834$(111,880)$517,129
Pre-Primary[19]March 6, 2014$517,129$101,796$(169,429)$449,495
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$449,495$188,804$(124,402)$513,897
Running totals
$1,016,383.19$(502,484.69)

Personal Life

She is the daughter of influential attorney and Democratic Party activist Lance Callis.[21]

The New York Times reported that “According to statements of economic interest filed with the state supreme court through 2012, Callis reported owning properties in Troy, St. Louis, Breckenridge, Colo. and Scottsdale, Ariz. The combined value of all four is approximately $1.9 million.” According to The Pantagraph, Callis "has a history of failing to pay her property taxes on time."[22][23] In a New York Times article, titled "How Not to Seem Rich While Running for Office," Callis was noted for borrowing tales of financial hardship from her parents and grandparents since she had not experienced such hardship herself.[22]

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Belleville News-Democrat, "Chief Judge Callis resigns; Gill declines to run in 13th District again" accessed May 6, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Belleville News-Democrat, "Callis confirms she will run for Congress" accessed May 9, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Illinois Courts: Judges of the Third Judicial Circuit
  5. 5.0 5.1 Judge Ann Callis campaign website: Biography
  6. BND.com, "Chief Judge Callis resigns; Gill declines to run in 13th District again," May 3, 2013
  7. "St Louis Post-Dispatch","New Judge Gets Low Marks in Poll", April 27, 1995
  8. "St Louis Post-Dispatch","A year and half out, Callis makes it official for Congress" May 6, 2013
  9. Illinois Courts: Judges of the Third Judicial Circuit
  10. BND.com, "Chief Judge Callis resigns; Gill declines to run in 13th District again," May 3, 2013
  11. Roll Call, "Illinois Democrat to challenge Steve King" accessed April 9, 2013
  12. "News Gazette","Callis announces run for 13th District" May 7, 2013
  13. Roll Call;, "Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits," May 9, 2013
  14. "Sun Times","Pelosi hits Chicago to rally women for Callis, Schneider" June 3, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Ann Callis 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 6, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 30, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 5, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 14, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 14, 2014
  21. "St Louis Post Dispatch," "New Judge Has Name Influential in Politics," accessed August 3, 2014
  22. 22.0 22.1 "New York Times", "How Not to Seem Rich While Running for Office" April 8, 2014
  23. "The Pantagraph","Records: Congressional candidate was late on property taxes" November 14, 2013