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|Assumed office = 1997
 
|Assumed office = 1997
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Predecessor = Cardiss Collins (D)
 
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|Next election =[[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Next election =[[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Prior office =Cook County Board of Commissioners
 
|Prior office =Cook County Board of Commissioners
 
|Prior office years =1990-1997
 
|Prior office years =1990-1997
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|Birthday = September 6, 1941
 
|Birthday = September 6, 1941
 
|Place of birth =Parkdale, Arkansas
 
|Place of birth =Parkdale, Arkansas
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|Net worth = $625,000
 
|Profession =Educator
 
|Profession =Educator
 
|Religion =Baptist
 
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{{tnr}}'''Daniel K. (Danny) Davis''' (b. September 6, 1941) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Davis was first elected by voters from [[Illinois' 7th congressional district]] in 1996. Davis is seeking re-election in 2012. He was endorsed over his opponent [[Jacques Conway]].<ref name="tribune"/> Davis defeated [[Jacques Conway|Conway]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Daniel K. (Danny) Davis''' (b. September 6, 1941 in Parkdale, Arkansas) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from [[Illinois' 7th congressional district]]. Davis was first elected by voters from the [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|7th District]] in 1996.  
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Davis won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Davis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/danny_davis/400093 ''Gov Track'' "Davis" Accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Born in Parkdale, [[Arkansas]], on September 6, 1941, Davis moved to the Westside of Chicago in 1961, after having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from [[Arkansas]] A.M. & N. College. He subsequently earned both Masters and Doctorate degrees respectively from Chicago State University and the Union Institute in Cincinnati, [[Ohio]]. <ref name="biography"> [http://davis.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=39 ''The Online Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis'' "Biography" Accessed November 1, 2011] </ref>
 
Born in Parkdale, [[Arkansas]], on September 6, 1941, Davis moved to the Westside of Chicago in 1961, after having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from [[Arkansas]] A.M. & N. College. He subsequently earned both Masters and Doctorate degrees respectively from Chicago State University and the Union Institute in Cincinnati, [[Ohio]]. <ref name="biography"> [http://davis.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=39 ''The Online Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis'' "Biography" Accessed November 1, 2011] </ref>
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**Subcommittee on Oversight
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
 
**Subcommittee on Human Resources
 
**Subcommittee on Human Resources
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*[[United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]]
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**Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs
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**Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Davis won re-election in November.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinois"]</ref> Davis was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. On March 30, 2012 the [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|7th district]] was included in a list released by  the ''National Journal'' of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. <ref name="national">[http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline/redistricting/modern-gerrymanders-10-most-contorted-congressional-districts-maps-20120330 ''National Journal'' "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012]</ref> Davis is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
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Davis won re-election in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinois"]</ref> Davis ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. On March 30, 2012 the [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|7th district]] was included in a list released by  the ''National Journal'' of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. <ref name="national">[http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline/redistricting/modern-gerrymanders-10-most-contorted-congressional-districts-maps-20120330 ''National Journal'' "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012]</ref> Davis is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
  
 
Davis was endorsed over his opponent [[Jacques Conway]] in the [[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012|Democratic primary]].<ref name="tribune"/> Both candidates are similar politically.<ref name="austin">[http://www.austinweeklynews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=3635 ''Austin Weekly News'' "Davis, Conway make final push" Accessed March 12, 2012]</ref>  
 
Davis was endorsed over his opponent [[Jacques Conway]] in the [[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012|Democratic primary]].<ref name="tribune"/> Both candidates are similar politically.<ref name="austin">[http://www.austinweeklynews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=3635 ''Austin Weekly News'' "Davis, Conway make final push" Accessed March 12, 2012]</ref>  
  
The ''Chicago Tribune'' noted that Davis "seems more engaged lately, holding town hall meetings, advocating for equitable mass transit funding and working to find alternatives to the U.S. Postal Service's plan to close "underperforming" local post offices."<ref name="tribune">[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-congress1-20120223,0,5305080.story ''Chicago Tribune'' "Contested races for the U.S. House" Accessed March 12, 2012]</ref> Davis has in recent years been criticized for having pushed to be Cook County Board president, throwing his name in the mix for the Obama Senate seat, and having considered a run for Chicago mayor, but in 2012 has been considered the "favorite"<ref name="austin"/> and viewed as having made considerable strides in his political involvement of late.<ref name="austin"/>
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The ''Chicago Tribune'' noted in the 2012 election that Davis "seems more engaged lately, holding town hall meetings, advocating for equitable mass transit funding and working to find alternatives to the U.S. Postal Service's plan to close "underperforming" local post offices."<ref name="tribune">[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-congress1-20120223,0,5305080.story ''Chicago Tribune'' "Contested races for the U.S. House" Accessed March 12, 2012]</ref> Davis has in recent years been criticized for having pushed to be Cook County Board president, throwing his name in the mix for the Obama Senate seat, and having considered a run for Chicago mayor, but in 2012 has been considered the "favorite"<ref name="austin"/> and viewed as having made considerable strides in his political involvement of late.<ref name="austin"/>
  
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 [[Jacques Conway|Conway]]. He estimates, however, raising a few thousand dollars last month."<ref name="austin"/>
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According to a March 7th article in the ''Austin Daily News'' "Davis raised roughly $148,000 in the election cycle, and his campaign had about $260,000 in cash on hand, according to the Federal Election Commission. The commission lists no fundraising total for [[Jacques Conway|Conway]]. He estimates, however, raising a few thousand dollars last month."<ref name="austin"/>
  
 
Davis defeated challenger [[Jacques Conway]] in the [[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012|Democratic primary]] on March 20, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref> There was no Republican primary because no candidates filed to run. Because of this, Davis is almost guaranteed the opportunity to run unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.
 
Davis defeated challenger [[Jacques Conway]] in the [[Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012|Democratic primary]] on March 20, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref> There was no Republican primary because no candidates filed to run. Because of this, Davis is almost guaranteed the opportunity to run unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
|Chamber= U.S. House, Illinois' 7th Congressional District
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|Chamber= U.S. House, Illinois District 7
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|winner1 =Danny Davis
 
|winner1 =Danny Davis
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===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Davis won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Mark M. Weiman (R) and Clarence Desmond Clemons (I) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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{{Collapsible history section
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<big>'''2004'''</big>
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<big>'''1996'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 7th Congressional District, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2=Republican
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|party3= Independent
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|winner1 =Danny K. Davis
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Mark M. Weiman
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|candidate3= Clarence Desmond Clemons
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|votes1 = 149846
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|votes2 = 29575
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|votes3= 4428
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name=Davis
|Name =Danny K. Davis (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H4IL07037 ''FEC Reports'' "Danny K. Davis Summary Reports" Accessed July 9, 2012]</ref>
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|year=2000
|Political Party =Democratic
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|Editdate=April 5, 2013
|Report 1 =Pre-Primary<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/516/12950670516/12950670516.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "Pre-Primary" Accessed July 9, 2012]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00004884&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Danny K. Davis" Accessed April 5, 2013]</ref>
|Date 1 =March 5, 2012
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|party=Democratic
|Beginning Balance 1 =268293.78
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|totalraised2012=372212
|Total Contributions 1 =  21696.46
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|result2012=Won
|Expenditures 1=26144.79
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|District 7]])
|Cash on Hand 1 =263845.45
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|totalraised2010=593861
|Report 2 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/201/12951422201/12951422201.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "April Quarterly" Accessed July 9, 2012]</ref>
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|result2010=Won
|Date 2 =April 14, 2012
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|District 7]])
|Beginning Balance 2 =263666.57
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|totalraised2008=531842
|Total Contributions 2 =37349.38
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|result2008=Won
|Expenditures 2=327222.17
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|office2008=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|District 7]])
|Cash on Hand 2 =268293.78
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|totalraised2006=542153
|Report 3 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/410/12952429410/12952429410.pdf ''FEC Reports'' "July Quarterly" Accessed September 27, 2012]</ref>
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|result2006=Won
|Date 3 =July 13, 2012
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|office2006=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|District 7]])
|Beginning Balance 3 =288122.08
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|totalraised2004=483851
|Total Contributions 3 =56350.25
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|result2004=Won
|Expenditures 3=132553.76
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|office2004=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|District 7]])
|Cash on Hand 3 =211918.57
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|totalraised2002=336879
|Report 4 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/403/12952915403/12952915403.pdf ''FEC Reports'' "October Quarterly" Accessed September 27, 2012]</ref>
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|result2002=Won
|Date 4 =September 14, 2012
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|office2002=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|District 7]])
|Beginning Balance 4 =211918.57
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|totalraised2000=326777
|Total Contributions 4 =36512.93
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|result2000=Won
|Expenditures 4=29590.04
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|office2000=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 7th congressional district|District 7]])
|Cash on Hand 4 =218841.46
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|Report 5 =Pre-General<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/636/12961004636/12961004636.pdf ''FEC Reports'' "Pre-General" Accessed November 21, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 5 =October 24, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 5 =224674.22
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|Total Contributions 5 =9190
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|Expenditures 5=23684.48
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|Cash on Hand 5 =210179.74
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===2012===
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[[File:Danny Davis 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Davis' campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Davis won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis' campaign committee raised a total of $372,212 and spent $467,560.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00004884&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Danny K. Davis" Accessed May 1, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber =  U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 7th Congressional District
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised =  $372,212
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|total spent = $467,560
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|opponent raised =  $0
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|opponent spent = $0
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|org1 = American Postal Workers Union
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|org2 = Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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|org3 =  Operating Engineers Union
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|org4 =  National Assn of Letter Carriers
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|org5 =  National Assn of Postal Supervisors
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|orgdonor1 =  $10,000
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|orgdonor2 = $10,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,000
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|orgdonor4 =  $9,500
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|orgdonor5 =  $7,500
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|ind1 =  Public Sector Unions
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|ind2 = Building Trade Unions
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|ind3 =  Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind4 = Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
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|ind5 = Business Services
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|inddonor1 =  $48,500
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|inddonor2 =  $21,500
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|inddonor3 = $19,571
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|inddonor4 = $16,500
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|inddonor5 = $14,150
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|}}
  
 
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|inddonor5 = $24,050
 
|inddonor5 = $24,050
 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Davis paid his congressional staff a total of $1,174,876 in 2011.  He ranks 16th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 19th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/192/Rep_Danny_Davis.html LegiStorm "Danny Davis"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Davis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]," as of June 16, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/danny_davis/400093 ''Gov Track'' "Danny K. Davis" Accessed June 16, 2013]</ref>
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Davis' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $281,014 and $625,000. That averages to $453,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 1.63% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004884&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Davis (D-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Davis' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $282,014 and $639,000. That averages to $460,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004884&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Davis, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
====2011====
 
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 34th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 34th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Political Positions===
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===Voting with party===
====Percentage voting with party====
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{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name=Danny K. Davis
 
|name=Danny K. Davis
 
|party=Democratic
 
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|percent=95.8%
|rank=69
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|rank=47th
|total=192
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|total=201
 
|chamber=House
 
|chamber=House
|year=November 2011
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|year=June 2013
 
|DHouse=Y
 
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===Lifetime missed votes===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Davis missed 649 of 11,058 roll call votes from Jan 1997 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 5.9%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/danny_davis/400093 ''GovTrack,'' "Danny K. Davis," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Davis paid his congressional staff a total of $1,174,876 in 2011.  He ranks 16th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 19th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/192/Rep_Danny_Davis.html LegiStorm "Danny Davis"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Davis' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $281,014 and $625,000. That averages to $453,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 1.63% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004884&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Davis (D-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Davis' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $282,014 and $639,000. That averages to $460,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004884&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Davis, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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*[http://www.davis.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.davis.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.dannykdavis.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.dannykdavis.com/ Official campaign website]
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==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 12:18, 1 July 2013

Danny K. Davis
Danny K. Davis.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorCardiss Collins (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,187,575
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Cook County Board of Commissioners
1990-1997
Chicago City Council Alderman, 29th Ward
Education
Bachelor'sArkansas AM&N College (1961)
Master'sChicago State University (1968)
Ph.D.Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio (1977)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 6, 1941
Place of birthParkdale, Arkansas
ProfessionEducator
Net worth$625,000
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Danny K. Davis campaign logo
Daniel K. (Danny) Davis (b. September 6, 1941 in Parkdale, Arkansas) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 7th congressional district. Davis was first elected by voters from the 7th District in 1996.

Davis won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Davis is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Born in Parkdale, Arkansas, on September 6, 1941, Davis moved to the Westside of Chicago in 1961, after having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas A.M. & N. College. He subsequently earned both Masters and Doctorate degrees respectively from Chicago State University and the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. [2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Davis serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Davis served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[5] According to the report, Davis secured an $800,000 earmark in 2005 for a now-completed study that recommends building a deck over the Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway in Oak Park, Ill. His home is 1.4 miles from the proposed project.[6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Davis voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Davis won re-election in the November 6 general election.[8] Davis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 7th District. On March 30, 2012 the 7th district was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. [9] Davis is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Davis was endorsed over his opponent Jacques Conway in the Democratic primary.[10] Both candidates are similar politically.[11]

The Chicago Tribune noted in the 2012 election that Davis "seems more engaged lately, holding town hall meetings, advocating for equitable mass transit funding and working to find alternatives to the U.S. Postal Service's plan to close "underperforming" local post offices."[10] Davis has in recent years been criticized for having pushed to be Cook County Board president, throwing his name in the mix for the Obama Senate seat, and having considered a run for Chicago mayor, but in 2012 has been considered the "favorite"[11] and viewed as having made considerable strides in his political involvement of late.[11]

According to a March 7th article in the Austin Daily News "Davis raised roughly $148,000 in the election cycle, and his campaign had 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."[11]

Davis defeated challenger Jacques Conway in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] There was no Republican primary because no candidates filed to run. Because of this, Davis is almost guaranteed the opportunity to run unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDanny K. Davis Incumbent 84.6% 242,439
     Republican Rita Zak 11% 31,466
     Independent John H. Monaghan 4.4% 12,523
Total Votes 286,428
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
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

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $3,187,575 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[20]

Danny K. Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 7) Won $372,212
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 7) Won $593,861
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 7) Won $531,842
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 7) Won $542,153
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 7) Won $483,851
2002 U.S. House (Illinois, District 7) Won $336,879
2000 U.S. House (Illinois, District 7) Won $326,777
Grand Total Raised $3,187,575

2012

Breakdown of the source of Davis' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Davis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis' campaign committee raised a total of $372,212 and spent $467,560.[21]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Davis's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Davis won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Davis's campaign committee raised a total of $593,861 and spent $864,982 .[22]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Davis is a "far-left Democrat," as of June 16, 2013.[23]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 34th in the liberal rankings.[25]

Voting with party

2013

Danny K. Davis voted with the Democratic Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 47th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[26]

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Davis missed 649 of 11,058 roll call votes from Jan 1997 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 5.9%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[27]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Davis paid his congressional staff a total of $1,174,876 in 2011. He ranks 16th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 19th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[28]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Davis' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $281,014 and $625,000. That averages to $453,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 1.63% from 2010.[29]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Davis' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $282,014 and $639,000. That averages to $460,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[30]

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Personal

Davis is married to Vera G. Davis, and has two sons, Jonathan and Stacey. [2]

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Online Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis "Biography" Accessed November 1, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Online Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis "Committees" Accessed November 1, 2011
  5. Washington Post "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012
  6. Washington Post "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  9. National Journal "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Chicago Tribune "Contested races for the U.S. House" Accessed March 12, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Austin Weekly News "Davis, Conway make final push" Accessed March 12, 2012
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Danny K. Davis" Accessed April 5, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Danny K. Davis" Accessed May 1, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Danny K. Davis 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  23. Gov Track "Danny K. Davis" Accessed June 16, 2013
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  27. GovTrack, "Danny K. Davis," Accessed April 1, 2013
  28. LegiStorm "Danny Davis"
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Davis (D-Ill), 2011"
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Davis, (D-Illinois), 2010"
Political offices
Preceded by
Cardiss Collins
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 7
1997–present
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Cook County Board of Commissioners
1990-1997
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Chicago City Council Alderman, 29th Ward Succeeded by
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