Former Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis will run for Congress against U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis. (Photo courtesy judgeanncallis.com)
By WJBC Staff
BLOOMINGTON - Freshman U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has a Democratic challenger in the 2014 election.
Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis announced her candidacy for Congress Tuesday.
“Like many of my friends and neighbors, I’m frustrated right now that Washington is not listening, and it’s not delivering for the middle class,” said Callis. “As Chief Judge, I've delivered reforms when Washington didn’t, and I’m running to deliver solutions for middle class families who are looking for good-paying jobs, and someone to protect Medicare and Social Security.”
The Republican Davis won election to the newly drawn 13th Congressional district last year, beating Democrat David Gill.
Callis resigned as chief judge of Madison County Friday.