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
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David Gill was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Illinois. Gill defeated Matt Goetten in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and was defeated by Rodney Davis in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Gill considered a rematch in 2014. On May 3, 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn named Gill as assistant director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Gill confirmed that he will not seek the 13th District seat again.[2]

Biography

Education:[3]

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

Career

  • Emergency Room Physician[3]

Elections

2014

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See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Gill considered a rematch in 2014. On May 3, 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn named Gill as assistant director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Gill confirmed that he will not seek the 13th District seat again.[2]



2012

See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gill lost to Republican Rodney Davis.[4] Gill ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 13th District. Gill won the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, in a tight race with Matthew Goetten.[5] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011. He would have faced incumbent Tim Johnson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

On April 5, 2012, Timothy V. Johnson announced his plans to retire.[7] Republican party chairmen from the 14 counties in the 13th Congressional District selected Rodney Davis as Johnson's replacement to run against Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Following redistricting, the newly redrawn 13th District was more favorable to Democrats. That, combined with the retirement of Republican incumbent Tim Johnson, turned the 13th from a safe Republican seat to a swing district.[8]

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Davis 46.5% 137,034
     Democratic David Gill 46.2% 136,032
     Independent John Hartman 7.2% 21,319
Total Votes 294,385
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois' 13th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Gill 50.3% 15,536
Matt Goetten 49.7% 15,373
Total Votes 30,909

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website Gill had 14 leading issues that he was concerned about. They were: [9]

  • "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"

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Gill's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Gill lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gill's campaign committee raised a total of $1,325,027 and spent $628.[10]

Personal

  • Gill and his second wife, Elaine live with their blended family of six children in Bloomington.[3]

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