Jacques Conway

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Jacques Conway
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 7
Jacques Conway was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Illinois. Conway was defeated by incumbent Danny K. Davis in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1]


Conway is a minister and former Oak Park police officer.[2]



See also: Illinois' 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Conway ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 7th District. Conway sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[3] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Danny Davis ran for re-election on the Democratic ticket.

Danny K. Davis was endorsed over Conway.[4] Both candidates are similar politically, with Conway even stating in an interview with Austin Weekly News, "Politically, we're not that far at all, and most Democrats aren't...Voting-wise, there won't be a difference, but energy-wise and purpose-wise and want-to-do-it-wise, I think that I could make a splash."[5]

According to a March 7th article in the Austin Daily News, "Davis has raised roughly $148,000 in this election cycle, and his campaign has about $260,000 in cash on hand, according to the Federal Election Commission. The commission lists no fundraising total for Conway. He estimates, however, raising a few thousand dollars last month."[5]

Incumbent Danny K. Davis defeated Conway in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] There was no Republican primary because no candidate filed to run, thereby almost guaranteeing Davis an unopposed race for re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Davis Incumbent 84.5% 57,896
Jacques Conway 15.5% 10,638
Total Votes 68,534

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