Rodney Davis (Illinois)
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 13|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Timothy V. Johnson (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||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
Davis serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Agriculture
- Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
- Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
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..."
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.
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"|
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.
|Rodney Davis (Illinois)'s Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Illinois, District 12)||$1,400,451|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,400,451|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 13th Congressional District, 2012 - Rodney Davis (Illinois) Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,325,027|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,322,590|
|Top contributors to Rodney Davis (Illinois)'s campaign committee|
|State Farm Insurance||$9,250|
|United Contractors Midwest||$6,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Food & Beverage||$64,275|
Ideology and leadership
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. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.
Lifetime missed votes
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.
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.
Davis is married to wife Shannon, they have three children together.
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- Tom Kacich: Pension vote shows downstate heavy on government jobs - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
- Bernard Schoenburg: Davis' tax-funded flier has feel of ad - The State Journal-Register
- Davis Introducing School Lunch Bill - WICS-TV
- USA: WRDA Committee Urged to Protect Metro East Priorities - Dredging Today
- River lock improvements touted by members of Congress - Quincy Herald Whig
- Davis poll confirms huge lead - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- Congressman Davis Against Lunch Regulations - WAND
- What Happened to the Campaign for Primary Accountability? - Roll Call (blog)
- Health care glitches put twist on local congressional races - Belleville News Democrat
- Voters can expect primary races for several state offices - Quad City Times
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- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 National Journal, "Illinois, 13th House District," November 7, 2012
- ↑ CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- ↑ Elect Rodney, "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012
- ↑ Washington Post "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012
- ↑ The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 WJBC "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Rodney Davis" Accessed April 5, 2013
- ↑ Open Secrets "Rodney Davis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013
- ↑ Gov Track "Rodney Davis" Accessed May 10, 2013
- ↑ GovTrack, "Rodney Davis," Accessed April 1, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Davis (R-Ill), 2011"
Timothy V. Johnson (R)
|U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 13
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