Cynthia Davis

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Cynthia Davis
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Candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
PartyConstitution Party
Prior offices
Missouri House Of Representatives District 19
2002-2011
Personal
BirthdayNovember 23, 1959
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionOwner, Back to Basics Christian Bookstore
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
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Cynthia Davis (b. November 23, 1959) was the Constitution Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in the 2012 elections. She served previously as a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 19 from 2002 to 2011. She left the Republican Party in July of 2011 (you can read her letter explaining the move here) and joined the Constitution Party.

Biography

Davis was born in Chicago, IL. She and her husband opened Back to Basics Christian Bookstore in 1989 and continue to run it today. She served on the O'Fallon Board of Aldermen from 1994 - 2002, as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 2002-2010 and as a St. Charles County Central Committeewoman from 2006-2012. She is currently the Executive Director for the Center for Marriage Policy.[1]

Political career

Missouri House of Representatives (2002-2011)

Davis served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2002-2011. In 2011, she was prevented by term limits from seeking an additional term in office.

Committee assignments

Elections

2012

See also: Missouri lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Davis ran as a Constitution Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in 2012. She faced incumbent Peter Kinder (R), Susan Montee (D) and Matthew Copple (L) in the general election.[2] Kinder won re-election on November 6, 2012.[3]

In a candidate questionnaire submitted to The Southeast Missourian, Davis answered the following questions:[1]

  • What can the lieutenant governor do to attract more jobs and economic development to Missouri?
A: "I will highlight the true gems of our state, which are a great workforce with a vigorous work ethic, two spectacular rivers which provide excellent transportation and energy generation capabilities. We can attract more economic development by treating businesses with the respect they deserve, less regulation and taxation. I earned the Friend of "Agriculture Award" for my ability to understand business dynamics and won the constitutional legislator award for understanding the proper role of government."
  • The current lieutenant governor has made clear his personal opposition to health care reform. What do you think of the law?
A: "I was the legislator who filed the original "Health Care Freedom" bill to protect our citizens from being forced to participate in Obamacare. It is unconstitutional to force citizens to spend their money to support a private, for-profit industry. As your Lt. Gov., you can be confident I will continue fighting to protect our citizens from all unconstitutional laws and will hold the other political parties whenever they side with big money over the taxpayers."
  • How can the lieutenant governor best serve the state of Missouri?
A: "I will raise the iron shade and let the sun shine in on the back room deals. I write a weekly newsletter chronicling the happenings of our state government. Communication has always been my hallmark. I will proactively engage in legislative debates and will help the other legislators study the bills so that we can unveil unconstitutional components before they come to a vote. Missouri deserves a Lt. Gov. who has integrity and is constitutional."
  • Closing Remarks:
"Politics has become a dirty business, but it won't get better if we abandon the process. We owe it to ourselves to fight for fiscal conservatism and constitutionally limited government as well as expecting moral conduct from our leaders. As the only "Missouri Right to Life" endorsed candidate, my record shows I am a champion Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Family and Pro-Taxpayer advocate. I will hold them all accountable and give voters a genuine choice."

Issues

On her campaign website, Davis outlines where she stands on the following issues:

  • Pro-life: "Pro-life to the core," Davis affirms the Constitution Party's Platform on the sanctity of life and believes it is "the duty of all civil governments to secure and to safeguard the lives of all the pre-born."[4]
  • Economics: "A true fiscal conservative who knows when to say no," Davis advocates cutting spending and feels "only lasting solutions come from the private sector."[5]
  • Guns: Davis respects both the Constitution and the right to bear arms and, as a state Representative, filed legislation in Missouri to "strengthen the right of citizens to protect themselves."[6]
  • Families: One of Davis' priorities as a state legislator was to strengthen families and marriage.[7]
  • Free markets: Davis asserts "the best way to create real jobs is by promoting our free-market economy."[8]
  • Veterans: Davis believes "the greatest respect we can pay [veterans] is to require the congress to either declare our wars as is provided in the constitution, or stop the hostilities in foreign countries."[9]
  • Parental rights: Davis introduced a resolution stating "parents and legal guardians have a natural and fundamental right to direct the care, education, and upbringing of their children, and that no government action shall burden, abridge, or hinder this natural, fundamental right unless it is in furtherance of a compelling government interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest."[10]
  • Energy: Davis opposes cap and trade and wants to "curtail the influence of Congress" in the lives of citizens and allow them to use free markets to gain access to less expensive utilities.[11]
  • Education: Davis does not believe Congress or the executive branch of the federal government has a role in education.[12]
  • Healthcare: Davis aligns herself with the Constitution Party's platform on healthcare in opposition to the "governmentalization and bureaucratization of American medicine."[13]
  • Immigration: Davis recognizes the need to both update and - in the meantime - enforce our existing immigration laws.[14]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cynthia Davis ran for District 19 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Debbie Cook and David Malan.[15]

Cynthia Davis raised $31,121 for her campaign.[16]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 19
Candidates Votes Percent
Cynthia Davis (R) 13,401 57.4%
Debbie Cook (D) 9,140 39.1%
David Malan (I) 818 3.5%

Campaign donors

2012

Davis lost the election to the position of Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $40,716.

2008

Listed below are the four largest contributors to Cynthia Davis' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Bernie Davis $2,000
Tod Akin for Congress $2,000
Ron Richard 2008 $1,000
Thomas Burcham III $1,000

Personal

Davis and her husband, Bernie, have seven children.[1]

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Missouri State House District 19
2002–2011
Succeeded by
Kurt Bahr