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Danny Davis' Biography


On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (IL) - District 7

Contact Information


5956 West Race Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: 773-533-9940

2815 West Fifth Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

2159 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1307

Full Name:

Danny K. Davis




Wife: Vera; 2 Children: Jonathan, Stacey (deceased)

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Parkdale, AR

Home City:

Chicago, IL



PhD, Public Administration, Union Institute, 1977

MS, Guidance, Chicago State University, 1968

BA, History, Arkansas Agricultural Mechanical and Normal College, 1961

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 7, 1997-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Illinois, District 7, 2018, 2020, 2022, 2024

Member, Cook County Board of Commissioners, 1990-1996

Commissioner, Cook County Board of Commissioners, 1990-1996

Candidate, Mayor of Chicago, 1991

Member, Chicago City Council, District 29, 1979-1990

Alderman, City of Chicago, 29th Ward, 1979-1990

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1984, 1986

Member, Congressional Art Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Black Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Cancer Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Children's Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Community Health Centers Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Heart and Stroke Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Mental Health Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, 1997-present

Member, House Democratic Caucus, 1997-present

Member, Rural Health Caucus, 1997-present

Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, present

Chair, Congressional Postal Caucus, present

Chair, Congressional Sickle Cell Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Sugar Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Sugar Caucus, present

Secretary, Congressional Black Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans

Member, Congressional Iraq Fallen Heroes Caucus

Member, Congressional Pakistani Caucus

Member, Congressional Steel Caucus

Member, Congressional Ukrainian Caucus

Member, Congressional Urban Caucus

Former Member, Health Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Former Member, House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce

Former Member, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade

Former Member, Human Resources Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Government Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives

Co-Chair, Clinton/Gore/Braun Campaigns, 1992

Special Assistant, President, Mile Square Community Health Center, 1976-1981

Executive Director, West Side Health Planning, 1972-1979

Consultant, Westside Health Planning, 1971-1972

Director of Training, Martin Luther King Junior Health Center, 1969-1971

Executive Director, Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission, 1969

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, 1962-1968

Counselor, Chicago Public Schools, 1962-1968

Clerk, United States Postal Service, 1961-1962

Member, State Central Committee, Illinois Democratic Party, 1998-present

Life Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Member, American Public Health Association

Member, Boy Scouts of America

Member, Chicago Teachers Union

Member, Chicago Urban League

President, Community Health Centers

Member, Congress of Racial Equality

Member, Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission

Member, Lawndale People's Planning and Action Conference

Area Representative/President, NAACP

Area Representative/President, National Association of Community Health Centers

Member, National Black Political Assembly

Deacon, New Galilee Mennonite Brethren Church

Member, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission

Founder, Westside Association for Community Action

President, Westside Association for Community Action

Member, 29th Ward Committee, Cook County Democratic Party, 1984-2000

Member, Democratic Ward Committee, 29th Ward, Chicago, 1984-2000

Astrological Sign:


Father's Name:

Hezekiah D Davi

Father's Occupation:


Mother's Name:

Mazzie Davis

Mother's Occupation:


Priority Issues:

Criminal Justice Reform, Facilitate Access to Education for All, National Single Payer Health Care

Spouse's Occupation:

retired educator