William Davis (politician)

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William Davis
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 30th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1968-07-02) July 2, 1968 (age 48)
Harvey, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Southern Illinois University
Governors State University
Profession Deputy District Administrator
Religion Baptist

William “Will” Quincy Davis (born July 2, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 30th District since 2002. He is a member of the Illinois House Legislative Black Caucus.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Davis was born on July 2, 1968, in Harvey, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1989, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree Political Science in three years. In 2009, Davis completed his Master of Public Administration Degree at Governors State University. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a founding member of the Better Funding for Better Schools Coalition.[2]

Political career[edit]

Davis began serving in the Illinois House of Representatives on January 8, 2003. He is the Chair of the Health and Healthcare Disparities committee and Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Elementary and Secondary Education committee. He also serves on the International Trade and Commerce, Labor, and Railroad Safety committees.

In 2005, Davis worked on legislation to increase access to quality and affordable health care for children, regardless of income. He also helped create the Illinois Cares Rx program, filling the gap in Medicare Part D coverage and ensuring that Illinois’ senior citizens and disabled persons receive the best coverage possible under the federal plan.

Davis also supported House Bill 750, which would increase the education foundation level by $1,000 per pupil. This while providing $2.4 billion in property tax relief statewide.

In 2007 he sponsored legislation that would require Illinois public schools to begin each day with a moment of silence. The controversial bill passed the Illinois General Assembly but was vetoed by the Governor Blagojevich.[3] Both Houses of the General Assembly voted to override the governor's veto and the bill became Illinois law.[4]


  1. ^ "Illinois House Democrats". Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "William Davis (D) 30th District". Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  3. ^ Zorn, Eric (2007-10-11). "Why no noise over school silence bill?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Public Act 095-0680". Illinois General Assembly Legislative Information System. 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 

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