Position Sought: 7th District, U.S. Congress
Political Party: Democrat
Address: 5641 W. Divison St., Chicago, IL 60651
Campaign Committee: Davis for Congress
Family: Wife, Vera Davis; Sons, Jonathan and Stacey
Education: BA, Univ. of AR Pine Bluff (1961); MA, Chicago State University (1968) ; PhD, Union Institute, Cincinatti, Ohio (1977)
Previous Elected or Appointed Offices: Alderman, Chicago's 29th Ward; Cook County Commissioner; Democratic Committeeman, 29th Ward
Is there any additional experience you believe qualifies you for the position: Experience
What would your priorities be if elected to this office: Job creation
How do you define a small business, and what can government do to support them that isn't being done: Unbundling contracts
What steps would you take to reduce the federal deficit? If it includes tax increases, what taxes? And if it involves federal service cuts, which? (No answer given)
What should the government do to create more jobs: Tax credits; Direct programs
Should the “No Child Left Behind Act” set different measurements than now for economically disadvantaged students, special education students, students learning English as a second language, etc: Yes
Should federal immigration policy be changed, and if so, how: Comprehensive Immigration
What are your philosophies on social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, and what should government’s role in those issues: Support civil unions choice
What should minimum wage be and through what method should increases be determined: Livable wage, $10 per hour.
Bi-partisanship is given a lot of lip service by congressional members. Tell us how you would work with members of the opposite party: I always do.
Do you think some or all of the health care bill should be repealed? What can the government do to provide more access and affordability to health care: No, I favor a National Health Plan, we are a long way from it.
Who are your political heroes and why: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. They all were creative, visionary and able to move masses.
Following the troop withdrawal from Iraq, what do you think is the future of the war on terror: We will continue with the fight and remain vigilant.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony, sued successfully or had a restraining order placed against you? If so, please explain: No.