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Gregory Davids
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 28B
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1991-1997
Education
Bachelor'sWinona State University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 28, 1958
ProfessionFarmer/Owner & President, Insurance Agency
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gregory "Greg" Davids (b. August 28, 1958) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 28B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008, and is a former Speaker Pro Tempore.

Davids served in the House previously, representing District 31B from 1991 (when he won a special election on February 12) to 2007.

Biography

Davids' professional experience includes working as a farmer and owner/president of an insurance agency.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Davids served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Taxes
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Davids served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Davids served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Jon Pieper was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Greg Davids was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davids won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 28B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Ken Tschumper (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 28B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Davids Incumbent 58.4% 12,006
     Democratic Ken Tschumper 41.6% 8,542
Total Votes 20,548

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Davids won re-election to the District 31B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Steve Kemp (DFL) and Al Hein (I)in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 31B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Steve Kemp (DFL) 4,279 29.75%
Green check mark transparent.png Gregory Davids (R) 7,694 53.49%
Al Hein 2,398 16,67%
Write-In 13 0.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gregory Davids won election to the District 31B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Ken Tschumper. [7]

Gregory Davids raised $54,153 for his campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 31B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gregory Davids (R) 9,873 50.90%
Ken Tschumper (DFL) 9,466 48.81%
Write-In 56 0.29%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davids is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Davids raised a total of $615,183 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[9]

Greg Davids's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 28B Won $80,342
2010 Minnesota State House, District 31B Won $38,881
2008 Minnesota State House, District 31B Won $54,153
2006 Minnesota State House, District 31B Defeated $86,714
2004 Minnesota State House, District 31B Won $107,504
2002 Minnesota State House, District 31B Won $95,110
2000 Minnesota State House, District 31B Won $83,228
1998 Minnesota State House, District 31B Won $35,869
1996 Minnesota State House, District 31B Won $33,382
Grand Total Raised $615,183

2012

Davids won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $80,342.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Davids's campaign in 2012
Fillmore County RPM$4,900
Fillmore County Republican$1,000
Police Officers Alliance of MN Political Action Fund$500
Minnesota Society of CPAs$500
North Star SFAA-PAC$500
Total Raised in 2012$80,342
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Davids won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $38,881.

2008

Davids won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $54,153.

2006

Davids lost the election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $86,714.

2004

Davids won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $107,504.

2002

Davids won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $95,110.

2000

Davids won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $83,228.

1998

Davids won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $35,869.

1996

Davids won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Davids raised a total of $33,382.

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[10]

2013

Davids received a score of 77% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 58th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[11]

2012

Davids received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 79th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2011

Davids received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 58th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [13]

Personal

Davids is married with three children. He has been Chair of the Preston United Methodist Church Administration Board, President of the Preston Lions Club, and a member of the Farm Bureau, Minnesota Association of Life Underwriters, and Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Drazkowski (R)
Minnesota State House District 28B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ken Tschumper (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 31B
1991-1997; 1999–2013
Succeeded by
Tom Hackbarth (R)