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David Gill

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David Gill
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 13
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.D.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Personal
ProfessionPhysician
Websites
Campaign website
David Gill campaign logo
David Gill is a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Illinois. Gill defeated Matt Goetten in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1]

Biography

Education: [2]

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in Mathematics
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Medical School

Career

  • Emergency Room Physician [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012

Gill is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 13th District. Gill won the March 20, 2012 Democratic primary in a tight race with Matthew Goetten. [3] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011. He now faces incumbent Tim Johnson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

On April 5, 2012 Timothy V. Johnson announced his plans to retire.[5] He will not run for re-election in the general election.[5] Republican party chairmen from the 14 counties in the 13th congressional district will select Johnson's replacement to run against Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website Gill has 14 leading issues that he is concerned about. They are: [6]

  • "Standing up to cuts and protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid"
  • "Refocusing our priorities on American jobs and innovation in business"
  • "Working tirelessly to bring good-paying jobs to Illinois through sustainable energy policy"
  • "Strengthening and extending Medicare to all American citizens"
  • "Preserving collective bargaining rights for public and private sector working people"
  • "Advocating for an equitable justice system and protecting equal rights for all Americans"
  • "Providing for our future through fully funded schools and universities"
  • "Making sure our troops have what they need while they serve and that they are housed, working, and have access to quality health care when they return home"
  • "Helping to preserve Illinois’ family farms through fair trade and sustainable energy policies"
  • "Supporting term limits for all elected federal office-holders"
  • "Fighting corporate welfare and institutionalized corruption in our political system"
  • "Supporting women's health issues and options, David Gill is the only pro-choice candidate in the race for IL-13"
  • "Opposing unilateral military interventions and investing that money in America instead"
  • "Supporting Second Amendment rights"

Personal

  • Gill and his second wife, Elaine live with their blended family of six children in Bloomington. [2]

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