Jim Davis

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Jim Davis
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North Carolina State Senate District 50
Incumbent
In office
January 26, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOrthodontist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Jim Davis is a Republican member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Davis opened a private dental practice in North Carolina and practiced as a dentist before becoming an orthodontist.[1] He served on the Macon County Board of Commissioners from 2000 to 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations on General Government and Information Technology
Commerce
Health Care
Insurance
Judiciary II
State and Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Davis served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

On his campaign website, Davis said the most important issues that he will be focusing are, "the economy, education, job growth and government waste."[2]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Jim Davis was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jane Hipps defeated Ron Robinson in the Democratic primary. Hipps and Davis will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Davis ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8. He defeated John Snow (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. The race was a rematch from 2010, when Davis unseated incumbent Snow.[5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Davis Incumbent 57.1% 50,421
     Democratic John Snow 42.9% 37,873
Total Votes 88,294

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Davis defeated incumbent John Snow (D) in the November 2 general election for District 50 of the North Carolina State Senate.[6]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 50 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Davis (R) 31,041 50.13%
John Snow (D) 30,880 49.87%
North Carolina State Senate Republican Primary, District 50 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Davis 5,484
Jimmy Goodman 1,269

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $1,513,185 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[7]

Jim Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 50 Won $920,258
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 50 Won $592,927
Grand Total Raised $1,513,185

2012

Davis won re-election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $920,258.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Davis's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$827,124
North Carolina Dental Society$7,500
Branch Banking & Trust Corp$4,000
Bainum, Stewart$4,000
Bainum, Jane$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$920,258
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Carolina

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Davis and his wife, Judy, have two sons and two granddaughters.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Snow (D)
North Carolina State Senate District 50
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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