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Danny K. Davis (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 9/6/1941 (Parkdale, AR)
Race: Black
Religion: Baptist
Residence: Chicago, IL
Education: BA in History and Education from Arkansas AM&N College, Pine Bluff, AR; MA in Guidance from Chicago State University, Chicago, IL; PhD in Public Administration from Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH
Occupation: Health Care Planner
Office Type: U.S. House -- Illinois District 7 

       
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information

Cash on Hand:
$334,888

Total Receipts:
$397,109

Total Disbursements:
$365,006

Date of Last Report:
6/30/2004

Biography:

Danny K. Davis was born in Parkdale, Ark., and resides in Chicago. Davis received a bachelor's degree from Arkansas AM&N College in 1961, a master's degree from Chicago State University in 1968, and his doctorate from Union Institute in 1977.

Davis was a public school teacher in Chicago, 1962-69. He was a Chicago city alderman, 1979-90, and a Cook County Commissioner, 1990-96, before being elected to the U.S. House in 1996.

He also ran against Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in a Democratic primary in 1991 and lost.

Davis unsuccessfully challenged Democratic Rep. Cardiss Collins in the Democratic primaries in 1984 and 1986.

Davis and his wife, Vera, have two children.


Past Campaigns:

Danny Davis was elected to the U.S. House in 1996, receiving 82 percent of the vote against Republican Randy Borow. He was re-elected in 1998 without major party opposition. Davis, a former Chicago alderman, ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Chicago against Mayor Richard M. Daley. Davis received 39 percent of the vote in the 1991 primary.

Davis unsuccessfully challenged Democratic Rep. Cardiss Collins in the Democratic primaries in 1984 and 1986.

In 2000, Davis won re-election with 86 percent of the vote against Robert Dallas.

He was re-elected in 2002 with 85 percent of the vote.

In the 2004 Democratic primary, he garnered 82 percent of the vote in defeating attorney Anita Rivkin-Carothers (15 percent) and Robert Dallas (3 percent), his former GOP opponent from 2000.


Web site: http://www.house.gov/davis
Email address: None given.



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