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Candidate Bio: David Gill - 13th District

David Gill is running to represent Illinois' 13th congressional district in the U.S. House. The ER doctor's work ethic and life experiences have equipped him to represent his constituents if elected. 

The Democrat lives in Bloomington with his second wife and six children. He earned both his B.S. in Mathematics and medical degree from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

His first wife was diagnosed with cancer, and his family struggled to pay for her treatments before she died. Gill has served as a front-line health care provider for over 20 years, and his family has worked through the ups and downs of the recession.

Although he has never held public office or worked for a politician, Gill promises to bring common sense to Congress – the ability to make decisions on legislation based on real life, to be a voice for District 13 residents.

He is running against Republican Rodney Davis, after primary winner Tim Johnson decided to retire. What used to be a safe GOP seat in the House is now a swing seat. 

Illinois' 13th district includes Calhoun, Christian, Decatur, Dewitt, Godfrey, Greene, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Piatt, Sangamon, Taylorville, Champaign and Urbana counties after 2011's redistricting. 

Rep. Judy Biggert would have been the incumbent for District 13. 

On The Issues

Not A Penny From Wall Street - David Gill won't accept a penny from Wall Street banking interests or corporate PACs in his campaign. Read more...

Protecting American Jobs - When taxpayer dollars are being spent for goods or services, David will demand that government agencies look to American companies and workers first. Read more...

Medicare - The Congressional Republicans are trying to gut funding for Medicare and Social Security while they give billions in tax breaks to big oil companies. David Gill will fight to stop them. Read more...

Strengthening Social Security - David knows we must ensure the Social Security system's solvency for generations and demand that the Social Security Trust Fund is repaid for the funds that have been borrowed from it over decades of surpluses. Read more...

Millionaires Pay Their Fair Share - In Congress, David Gill will vote to end the Bush tax cuts for the rich that exploded our deficit. Read more...

Reducing Our Debt - David Gill will vote to end subsidies for big oil and eliminate tax breaks for companies that off-shore jobs to help get our debt under control. Read more…

Better Health Care - Dr. Gill wants to rein in the profiteering in health care and provide better care for millions more Americans. He won't take a cent from health insurance corporations or pharmaceutical companies. Read more...

Make Education a Top Priority - Without a well-educated, well-prepared workforce, our nation can't hope to compete and our children won't enjoy the opportunities their parents or grandparents did. Read more…

Dealing with the Student Loan Crisis - David Gill is outraged that the Republican-led Congress won't act to stop Stafford loan rates from doubling. Read more…

Protecting Women's Health - Extremists are trying to limit access to birth control, even for married women. As an ER doctor, David Gill knows we must protect critical health services for all American women. Read more…

Fair Trade - David Gill will push to knock down barriers to US exports and close loopholes that keep trade deals from being fair for American companies and their workers. Read more…

Full Equality - David Gill has spoken out for years for the freedom to marry for all Americans, including gay and lesbian couples. Read more…

Promoting Illinois Agriculture & Protecting Rural Communities - David Gill will stand up for our agricultural economy and for better health care and access to technology for Illinois' rural communities. Read more…

Honoring Our Veterans - In Congress, David Gill will oppose any efforts to cut veterans' health care or benefits. Read more…

The Second Amendment - David Gill strongly supports the second amendment rights of all Americans and will vote to defend gun rights in Congress. Read more…

Standing Up For Workers - David Gill proudly supports the democratic rights of American workers to join or form a union and to collectively bargain. Read more...

A Big Focus On Small Business - In Congress, David will push to expand the amount of business lending that credit unions are allowed to do to increase access to credit and capital for small companies to hire more workers, buy new equipment and expand their operations. Read more…

End Big Oil Subsidies - David Gill will demand an end to subsidies for oil giants and will work to crack down on the Wall Street oil speculators who drive up gas prices. Read more…

Environment - Dr. Gill understands that now is the time to act to lower greenhouse gas emissions, end our dependence on dirty foreign oil and exploit renewable, home-grown resources. Read more…

Clean Up Congress - David Gill will push for a Congressional Job Performance Act to make sure Congress doesn't get paid when it doesn't do its job. Read more…

Reviving The American Dream - David Gill knows that when the American middle class is working, our nation is working. Our nation only prospers, when our middle class is prospering. Read more…

Source: Gill2012.org

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