Candidate Profile
Rodney Davis

Republican , Illinois


Rodney Davis
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  89%
FRC Action, 2015:  75%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 69%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  50%, 53%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  50%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  60%, 47%
Club for Growth, 2015:  37%, 44%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  43%, 43%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  31%



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  41%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  39%, 38%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  32%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  25%, 25%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%





Illinois Federation for Right to Life, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life

Selected Contributions


Carlos Curbelo, David Joyce, Dennis ross, Eric Cantor, Erik Paulsen, Jaime Herrera Beutler and 9 more
60 Plus Association, Aaron Schock, Acton PAC, Adam Kinzinger, American Conservative Union, American Future Fund and 148 more


Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Government Employees, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, American Maritime Officers, American Wind Energy Association, Badlands PAC and 20 more







Other Information

Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide: Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

No Answer

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, (Branches of government including Congress & Supreme Court)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, incest and life of the mother.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

I believe that America's Founders understood that while people are crafted in God's image, He created them with inherent flaws. By carefully defining, limiting and separating powers in the Constitution, this prevents someone driven by evil intentions from obtaining too much power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My Catholic faith is extremely important to me and it defines my values.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?


Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I'm a member of the House Pro-life Caucus and have a 100 percent pro-life voting record. I've voted to send a defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare bill to the president's desk. I've voted every time to repeal Obamacare. I introduced and was successful in getting a bill to repeal part of Obamacare (H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act) signed into law. I've also stood up for religious freedom by introducing a bill (EACH Act) to exempt people who choose not to use our health care system because of religious beliefs from being forced to purchase health insurance under Obamacare. This bill has passed the House and awaiting Senate action. I am a supporter and defender of the 2nd Amendment. I have fought back against President Obama's anti-2nd Amendment legislation. I've voted to force our government to be more fiscally responsible by voting for budgets and appropriations bills that cut trillions and reform our entitlement programs that are the true drivers of our debt.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.; 630.618.0431

Additional comment from candidate:

Question #21 - Individual states should decide.


  • Millikin University, Decatur, BA, 1992
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Christian County Seniors Center, Board of Directors
  • St. Mary's Church, Athletic Director
  • St. Mary's Church, Finance Committee
  • Young Mens' Christian Association (YMCA), Co-Chair, Fundraising Drive
  • Christian County United Way, Chair, Fundraising Drive
  • Taylorville Optimist Club, Member
  • Taylorville Junior Football, Coach
  • Taylorville Sertoma Evening Club, Member
  • Rep. for Illinois' 13th Congressional District, Held 2013 - current

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