Daniel Davis

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Daniel Davis is a Democratic candidate for the 19th Congressional District of Illinois

Daniel Davis is a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 19th Congressional District (map) of Illinois.[1][2] He won the Democratic primary on February 5, 2008 and will challenge incumbent Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.).[3]


Positions, record and controversies


Daniel Davis has spent most of his life living and working in the 19th Congressional District. Raised in Harrisburg, Davis went on to graduate with honors from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and speech communication.[4]

While a full-time student, Davis worked as the Associate Pastor for the First Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Davis served as a fellow in the James H. Dunn Fellowship Program before becoming a legislative liaison at the Illinois Department of Public Health, where he negotiated and interpreted legislation.[4]

Davis most recently served as the special assistant to the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. In the position, Davis acted in an advisory and consultative capacity and worked with elected and appointed public officials to bridge city, regional, and state initiatives.[4]

2008 elections

Davis won the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) in the 2008 congressional elections. [5]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.

Committees and affiliations


Davis will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


According to this campaign Web site, Davis has a deep passion for the people of Southern Illinois, and he works to serve those who feel left out or ignored in Washington. He tries to represent the needs of the workers, farmers and everyday people who are impacted by the decisions of the government.[4]

More background data


Official Davis for Congress Web site

Campaign offices
3 East Poplar Street
Harrisburg, IL

212 St. Louis Street
Edwardsville, IL

Campaign Mailing Address:
Friends of Daniel Davis
P.O. Box 20936
Springfield, IL 62708

Phone Number: (618) 655-0566

E-mail: info@runwithgiants.com

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 2008 Race Tracker page on Illinois's 19th Congressional District
  2. Official Daniel Davis for Congress website
  3. Chicago Sun-Times Election results
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Daniel Davis - The Story," RunningwithGiants.com, retrieved September 23, 2008
  5. Chicago Sun-Times Election results

Wikipedia also has an article on Daniel Davis. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

External resources

External articles