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REALTORS® met with candidates for the 13th Congressional District July 30 in Springfield.

David Gill, a Democrat from Bloomington, and Rodney Davis, a Republican from Taylorville, pitched their candidacies before a panel made up of representatives from four area REALTOR® associations.

Rodney Davis, 13th District Republican congressional candidate

David Gill, Democratic candidate for Congress, 13th District

The candidates covered topics ranging from foreign trade to tax reform, with a special emphasis on housing policy. The meetings were held to allow IAR’s members an opportunity to see which would be best in terms of representing REALTOR® interests if elected.

Taking part in the questioning were members of the Bloomington-Normal Board of REALTORS®, the Decatur Association of REALTORS®, the Capital Area Association of REALTORS® and the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®. The meetings were held at the Illinois Association of REALTORS® building in Springfield.

Gill is a emergency room doctor at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Davis previously worked as special projects director for U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville.


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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Director of Communications for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and carries out the implementation of the communications programs for the Association. He directs and supervises the Communications staff. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the public relations and media relations efforts for the Association and acts as spokesperson and liaison to the statewide news media. He serves as editor of online and print content for IAR communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts IAR spokesperson training seminars and oversees the operation of website development for the Association.

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