David Palmer is running in the Democratic primary for what is currently Illinois’ 13th congressional district. In its current form, the district covers a large stretch of Central Illinois, including the state capital, Springfield; communities in and around Bloomington, Decatur, Champaign; and portions of the St. Louis suburbs. This district was a top Red2Blue race in 2018 and 2020 – and it is expected to be so once again in the 2022 midterms, especially with reapportionment and Democrats in control of redistricting in the state.
David is a retirement planning advisor with Bloomington-based Country Financial. After retiring from his professional basketball career, David spent time with his wife, Chelsea, and her family in Champaign as Chelsea began to build her career at Central Illinois Produce.
It was during this time that he realized Central Illinois is the best possible place to work, live, and raise a family.