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{{tnr}}'''Rodney Davis''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] U.S. House member representing [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|the 13th Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Rodney Davis''' is a [[Republican]] U.S. House member representing [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|the 13th Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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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' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]].<ref>[http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x358786138/Republicans-select-Rodney-Davis-to-run-in-13th-Congressional-District ''State Journal Register'' "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="roll call">[http://atr.rollcall.com/illinois-new-13th-district-gop-nominee-rakes-in-more-than-400k/ ''Roll Call'' "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref> Davis was nominated by the [[Republican]] party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent [[Timothy V. Johnson]] announced his decision to retire following the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="retire">[http://wjbc.com/kinzinger-not-happy-with-johnsons-retirement/ ''WJBC'' "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012]</ref> Johnson decided not to run in the general election following the primary election. <ref name="retire"/> Davis defeated [[David Gill]] ([[Democratic|D)]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
  
 
Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref>
 
Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 11:02, 17 June 2013

Rodney Davis
Rodney davis.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTimothy V. Johnson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,400,451
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolTaylorville Senior High School
Bachelor'sMillikin University
Personal
BirthdayJan. 5, 1970
Place of birthDes Moines, Iowa
Net worth$270,009
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Rodney Davis is a Republican U.S. House member representing the 13th Congressional District of Illinois.[1]

Davis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 13th District.[2][3] Davis was nominated by the Republican party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent Timothy V. Johnson announced his decision to retire following the Republican primary.[4] Johnson decided not to run in the general election following the primary election. [4] Davis defeated David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.[5][6]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Davis is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Davis was born in Des Moines, Iowa before moving with his family to Taylorsville Illinois when he was 7. Davis attended schools in the area, worked at a McDonalds which was operated by his parents and then attended Millikin University where he majored in political science. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated in 1992. He then went to work for the Illinois Secretary of State and then ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois Legislature in 1998. He went on to work for U.S. Rep. John Shimkus' campaign from 1997 to 2012 when he quit to run for office.[7]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Davis' academic, professional and political career[7]:

  • 1997-2012: Projects director, John Shimkus' campaign
  • 2011: Executive Director, Illinois Republican Party
  • 1992-1996: Staff Assistant, Illinois Secretary of State
  • 1989-1992: Attended Millikin University

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Davis serves on the following committees:[8]

Issues

Campaign themes

According to Davis' website, his campaign themes included:

  • Jobs: "Government doesn’t create jobs which means Congress should get out of the way of business owners and let them do their jobs."
  • Taxes: "...we must create a simpler, fairer tax system that ensures everyone pays their fair share and makes America a more attractive place for companies to invest and create jobs."
  • Healthcare: "...believes in a market-based approach that provides not only choice in health care for those who are insured, but will address the needs of the uninsured of our country..."[9]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2014

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[10]

Davis is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[11]

2012

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

Davis won the election, defeating David Gill.[12] Davis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 13th District. Davis ran on the Republican ticket.[13][3] Davis was nominated by the Republican party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent Timothy V. Johnson announced his decision to retire following the Republican primary.[4] Johnson decided not to run for election. [4] Davis defeated David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

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"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $1,400,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[14]

Rodney Davis (Illinois)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 12) Won $1,400,451
Grand Total Raised $1,400,451

2013

Davis was a top freshman fundraiser in the 113th congress as a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.[15][16]

2012

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

Davis won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,400,451 and spent $1,383,024.[17]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

2013

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Davis is a "centrist Republican".[18]

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. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Lifetime missed votes

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

According to the website GovTrack, Davis missed 2 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.2%, which is equal to the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[19]

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 $107,019 and $433,000. That averages to $270,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[20]

Personal

Davis is married to wife Shannon, they have three children together.[7]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  2. State Journal Register "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roll Call "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'" Accessed July 11, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 WJBC "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012
  5. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  6. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 National Journal, "Illinois, 13th House District," November 7, 2012
  8. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  9. Elect Rodney, "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012
  10. Washington Post "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012
  11. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  12. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  13. State Journal Register "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012
  14. Open Secrets "Rodney Davis" Accessed April 5, 2013
  15. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  16. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Rodney Davis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013
  18. Gov Track "Rodney Davis" Accessed May 10, 2013
  19. GovTrack, "Rodney Davis," Accessed April 1, 2013
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Davis (R-Ill), 2011"
Political offices
Preceded by
Timothy V. Johnson (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 13
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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