Danny K. Davis is a Democrat who has served as an elected official for over 30 years and was first elected by voters in 1996 for the 7th congressional district of Illinois.
Davis defeated Democrat Jacques Conway in the primary on March 20, 2012. He will run against Republican Rita Zak.
The 7th district includes the Near North Side and downtown Chicago as well as some of the west and south sides of city and some west suburban areas in Cook County. Abraham Lincoln represented the 7th district before being elected president, though, it has since been redrawn and is currently known as the 18th district.
On The Issues
Education: Congressman Davis feels strongly that we must support children early in life to give them the foundation they need to grow into productive, healthy, and responsible citizens. To this end, he actively advocates for legislation to strengthen parent-child relationships and early childhood education for children from low-income families. Read more...
National Health Care: Congressman Davis has been a strong supporter and co-sponsor of National Health Insurance to provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents each year since becoming a member of the House. Read more...
Employee Free Choice Act: Congressman Davis is a strong supporter and co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act which amends the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations and provides for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts. Read more...
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