Rodney Davis (Illinois)
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 13|
|January 3, 2013|
|January 3, 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Taylorville Senior High School|
|Birthday||Jan. 5, 1970|
|Place of birth||Des Moines, Iowa|
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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Davis' academic, professional and political career:
- 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
According to Davis' website, his campaign themes include:
- 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..."
Davis won the election, defeating David Gill. Davis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 13th District. Davis ran on the Republican ticket. 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. Johnson decided not to run for election.  Davis defeated David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
|Rodney Davis (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 13, 2012||$0||$440,844.17||$(11,660.06)||$429,184.11|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2012||$429,184.11||$543,296.34||$(394,342.88)||$578,137.57|
|Pre-General||October 25, 2012||$578,137.57||$128,368.61||$(434,807.07)||$271,699.11|
Davis is married to wife Shannon, they have three children together.
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- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
- Politico "2012 Election Map"
- National Journal, "Illinois, 13th House District," November 7, 2012
- Elect Rodney, "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012
- Washington Post "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinoise"
- State Journal Register "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012
- Roll Call "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'" Accessed July 11, 2012
- WJBC "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012
- FEC Reports "Rodney Davis Summary Reports" Accessed October 3, 2012
- FEC Reports "July Quarterly," Accessed October 3, 2012
- FEC Reports "October Quarterly," Accessed November 23, 2012
- FEC Reports "Pre-General," Accessed November 23, 2012
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