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|Lieutenant Governor of Missouri|
|Missouri House of Representatives District 19|
|Birthday||November 23, 1959|
|Place of birth||Chicago, IL|
|Profession||Owner, Back to Basics Christian Bookstore|
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.
Missouri House of Representatives (2002-2011)
- State Parks and Waterways
- Health Care Policy
- Special Standing Committee on Children and Families (Chairman)
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. Kinder won re-election on November 6, 2012.
In a candidate questionnaire submitted to The Southeast Missourian, Davis answered the following questions:
- 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."
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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Families: One of Davis' priorities as a state legislator was to strengthen families and marriage.
- Free markets: Davis asserts "the best way to create real jobs is by promoting our free-market economy."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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.
- Education: Davis does not believe Congress or the executive branch of the federal government has a role in education.
- Healthcare: Davis aligns herself with the Constitution Party's platform on healthcare in opposition to the "governmentalization and bureaucratization of American medicine."
- Immigration: Davis recognizes the need to both update and - in the meantime - enforce our existing immigration laws.
Cynthia Davis raised $31,121 for her campaign.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 19|
|Cynthia Davis (R)||13,401||57.4%|
|Debbie Cook (D)||9,140||39.1%|
|David Malan (I)||818||3.5%|
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.
|Lieutenant Governor of Missouri 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cynthia Davis's campaign in 2012|
|Michelle & Jim Finch||$8,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$40,716|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Cynthia Davis' 2008 campaign.
|Tod Akin for Congress||$2,000|
|Ron Richard 2008||$1,000|
|Thomas Burcham III||$1,000|
Davis and her husband, Bernie, have seven children.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Southeast Missourian, "Candidate questionnaire: Cynthia Davis," June 12, 2012
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- Missouri Secretary of State, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Pro-life to the core," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "A true fiscal conservative who knows when to say no," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Respect for the Constitution and the right to bear arms," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Marriage matters," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Supporting free markets," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Honor for the Veterans," accessed March 26, 2021
- VoteCynthia.com, "Parental bill of rights," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Energy independence," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Education," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Healthcare freedom," accessed March 26, 2012
- VoteCynthia.com, "Immigration issues," March 26, 2012
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Official Election Returns - State of Missouri General Election - 2008 General Election," accessed October 22, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Davis' 2008 campaign contributions
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