He lost a race for Congress last year… but Bloomington physician David Gill may have gotten a nice consolation prize. Gill has been named by Governor Pat Quinn to become the assistant director of the state Department of Public Health.
Gill narrowly lost the 13th Congressional District race to Republican Rodney Davis. His appointment to that $128,000 job will require approval by the Illinois Senate.
Gill’s new job clears the way for a different Democrat to take on Davis next year. Madison County Judge Ann Callis is stepping down from the bench, and will reportedly announce on Monday that she will seek the Democratic nomination to face Davis in the 13th Congressional District in 2014.