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Danny K. Davis

US Representative Danny K Davis (D-Ill.) has been described as ?a public servant, a true public-interested elected official.” Congressman Davis was born in Parkdale Arkansas, on September 6, 1941, and grew up in the state. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas AM&N College, he made his home on Chicago’s west side. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Chicago State University and the Union Institute in Cincinnati.

Before seeking public office, Congressman Dais served as an educator, community organizer, health planner/administrator and civil rights advocate. He has served a founder and president of the Westside Association for Community Health Centers; a member of the campaign committee and transition team for the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington in 1983; and as co-chair in 1992 of the Clinton/Gore presidential campaign and the Carol Moseley-Braum campaign for the US senate. He is chairman of the Nation al Housing Partnership. Prior to his election to Congress Mr. Davis served on the Cook County Board of Commissioners and was an 11 year member of the Chicago City Council. On November 5, 1996, Mr. Davis was elected by the people of the 7th Congressional District of Illinois as their representative. He was sworn in as a member of the 105th Congress on January7, 1997.

Congressman Davis sits on the Government Reform and Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Postal and Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology; and the Small Business Committee’s Empowerment Subcommittee. He is the Regional Whip for the Midwest Region of the Democratic caucuses. He has received numerous awards and citations for outstanding work in the area of health, education, human relations, politics and advocacy. Mr. Davis is married to Vera G Davis. The couple have two sons, Jonathon and Stacey.