Aug. 27, 2014

Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.)

  • District: 7th District, Chicago -- downtown, West Side, South Side; west suburbs
  • Residence: Chicago
  • Born: September 6, 1941; Parkdale, Ark.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Vera G. Davis; two children
  • Education: Arkansas AM&N College, B.A. 1961 (history & education); Chicago State U., M.A. 1968 (guidance); Union Institute, Ph.D. 1977 (public administration)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Chicago City Council, 1979-90; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1984, 1986; Cook County Commission, 1990-97; sought Democratic nomination for mayor of Chicago, 1991; U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs; Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements); Ways & Means (Human Resources; Oversight)
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State Information: 7th District, Chicago -- downtown, West Side, South Side; west suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Danny Davis (D) 242,439 84.6%
Rita Zak (R) 31,466 11%
John Monaghan (I) 12,523 4.4%
Phil Collins (WRI) 5  
Dennis Richter (WRI) 2  
2010 general Danny Davis (D) 149,846 81.5%
Mark Weiman (R) 29,575 16.1%
Clarence Clemons (I) 4,428 2.4%
2008 general Danny Davis (D) 235,343 85%
Steve Miller (R) 41,474 15%
2006 general Danny Davis (D) 143,071 86.7%
Charles Hutchinson (R) 21,939 13.3%
write-in (Write-In) 1  
2004 general Danny Davis (D) 221,133 86.1%
Antonio Davis-Fairman (R) 35,603 13.9%
2002 general Danny Davis (D) 137,933 83.2%
Mark Tunney (R) 25,280 15.2%
Martin Pankau (LIBERT) 2,543 1.5%
2000 general Danny Davis (D) 164,155 85.9%
Robert Dallas (R) 26,872 14.1%
1998 general Danny K. Davis (D) 130,984 92.9%
Dorn E. Van Cleave III (LIBERT) 9,984 7.1%
1996 general Danny K. Davis (D) 149,568 82.3%
Randy Borow (R) 27,241 15.3%
Chauncey L. Stroud (I) 1,944 1.1%
Toietta Dixon (LIBERT) 1,571 0.9%
Charles A. Winter (NL) 771 0.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 87% Mitt Romney: 12%
2008 Barack Obama: 89% John McCain: 10%