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March 15, 2016 — Illinois Primary Election

District 7U.S. House of Representatives — Democratic PartyMarch 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

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March 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 7 — Democratic Party

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Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Democratic
Nonprofit consultant
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  • The 7th District currently has an unemployment rate that is three times the national average. Given such an alarming number, the most important issue facing this district is to bring new jobs to our district. Many of the jobs we’ve lost in this distr
  • I support a pathway to legalized citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in our country, I support streamlining the green card issuing process, and I strongly favor a startup visa program, which will allow entrepreneurs from for
  • Finally, in 2016, we are far past due in closing the gender pay gap and ensuring equal pay for women. How do we do that? The country can start by following Chicago’s lead and raise the minimum wage for both tipped and untipped workers. Women make up
Profession:Nonprofit consultant
University of Chicago MPP (2012)
Northwestern University MSJ (2008)
Penn State University B.A. (2002)

I served five years in the U.S. Army, including one year in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. I was among the first U.S. Army troops sent across the Iraqi border during the March 2003 invasion. When I returned home, I published a book, “Along the Tigris,” documenting the 101st Airborne Division’s tour in Iraq. After my time in the military, I became a journalist. My career in journalism included a bureau assignment in Afghanistan for McClatchy Newspapers in 2009 and 2010. I hold degrees from Penn State University, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

In 2014 I teamed up with two other Iraq war veterans to help build something called, “The Bunker.” The Bunker is a nonprofit business incubator for veteran-owned startups, and is located at 1871. Since we launched, The Bunker has built chapters in Philadelphia, Texas, and Washington, D.C., among other cities.

I have not spent my career in politics – far from it. My qualifications come from my military service and my experience in the private sector. In the military I learned the value of public service above pettiness and personal ambition. At 1871 and The Bunker, I learned how entrepreneurs create jobs. And will seek to leverage all of these experiences in Washington for the 7th District.

 

 

Total money raised: $62,346

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
$5,000
2
Tribal Ventures
$2,700
3
UBM
$1,700
4
Stars And Stripes Printing
$1,250
5
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman
$1,035

By State:

Illinois 73.36%
District of Columbia 11.24%
California 6.97%
Minnesota 2.25%
Other 6.18%
73.36%11.24%

By Size:

Large contributions (71.50%)
Small contributions (28.50%)
71.50%28.50%

By Type:

From organizations (11.24%)
From individuals (88.76%)
11.24%88.76%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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Danny K. Davis

Democratic
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Total money raised: $660,747

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
National Beer Wholesalers Association
$14,000
2
American Federation of Teachers
$10,000
2
American Hospital Association
$10,000
2
Health Care Service Corporation
$10,000
2
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
2
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
2
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
$10,000
2
UNITE HERE
$10,000
2
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000

By State:

District of Columbia 41.14%
Illinois 17.93%
Virginia 10.27%
New York 4.39%
Other 26.27%
41.14%17.93%10.27%26.27%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.31%)
Small contributions (2.69%)
97.31%

By Type:

From organizations (93.92%)
From individuals (6.08%)
93.92%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Frederick Collins

Democratic
Write-In
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Total money raised: $20,000

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Good Energy Studios
$5,000
1
Infinity Textiles Sewing Factory
$5,000
1
Mr Dee Towing
$5,000
1
The Alliance Corporation
$5,000

By State:

Illinois 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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