Rodney is a common-sense conservative committed to making Washington work for Illinois taxpayers and families. Rodney has represented the 13th Congressional District, which covers 14 counties across central and southwestern Illinois, since 2013.
Rodney is proud to call Taylorville home, where he has lived since he was seven. He attended Millikin University in Decatur and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Rodney got his start flipping burgers in his parents’ restaurant in Taylorville. He’s seen first-hand the daily challenges faced by small business owners.
After becoming interested in public service, Rodney worked for Congressman John Shimkus as his Projects Director, where Rodney became intimately familiar with the role that the federal government plays in our communities - where it can help, and where it can hurt. He was instrumental in helping Illinois citizens and communities cut through government red tape and works daily to provide support and relief to a wide array of important local projects.
Rodney decided to run for Congress because he’s on a mission to make Washington work again. That’s why he’s made quality constituent services one of his office’s top priorities, helping Illinois residents navigate the government to get the services they need.
Rodney is a leader in Congress on issues important to Illinois. He serves on the House Agriculture Committee, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he serves as the lead Republican on the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and the Committee on House Administration, where he serves as the lead Republican of the Committee.
In those positions, Rodney has fought for Illinois farmers and rural communities, investments in our nation’s roads and bridges, and policies that secure our nation’s elections. With total Democratic control of the federal government, Rodney is holding the Democrats accountable for their liberal impulses, while also fighting for taxpayers and to get our economy growing again.
Despite his busy schedule, Rodney has always put family first. In 1995, he married Shannon, his high school sweetheart. At age 26, soon after the birth of their daughter, Toryn, Shannon was diagnosed with cancer. Drawing on their faith and family for support, Rodney and Shannon faced the devastating diagnosis head-on and prevailed. Throughout her treatment, Rodney never missed one of Shannon’s sessions. A year after Shannon’s initial diagnosis, they celebrated the birth of their twin sons, Griffin and Clark. Today, Shannon is a 21-year survivor. She has her Masters Degree in Nursing and works in Nursing Administration at Memorial Medical Center.
The Davis family attends St. Mary’s Church, where Rodney served on the Finance Committee and as Volunteer Athletic Director. His other civic activities have included serving as fundraising drive chairman for the Christian County United Way, co-chairing a multimillion dollar YMCA capital fund drive, and serving on Christian County Senior Center Board of Directors. Rodney has also served as a coach of his twin boys’ youth football and baseball teams.