Donald Davis

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Donald Davis
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North Carolina State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina State Senate
2009-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Air Force Academy
Master'sEast Carolina University and Central Michigan University
OtherEast Carolina University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Personal
Birthday08/29/1971
Place of birthSnow Hill, NC
ProfessionEducator
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Donald Davis (b. August 29, 1971) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Davis previously served in the Senate from 2009-2011. He served as Mayor of Snow Hill for seven years.

Biography

Davis earned his B.S. in Social Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy, his M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University, his M.A. in Sociology from East Carolina University and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. His professional experience includes working as a college instructor, admissions advisor and lay minister. He served in the United States Air Force for eight years including stints as a flight commander and protocol officer.[1]

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 Department of Transportation
Appropriations/Base Budget
Commerce
Education/Higher Education
Health Care
State and Local Government

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 session, Davis served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Davis's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

  • Except: "Expand Medicaid to the over 500,000 North Carolinians who need a doctor."
  • Except: "Increase the minimum wage."
  • Except: "Salary increases not only for teachers, but all state employees."

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 Donald Davis defeated Henry Williams II and Tony Moore in the Democratic primary. Davis is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Davis ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 5. He ran unopposed in the primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

North Carolina State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonald Davis 100% 59,648
Total Votes 59,648

2010

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Davis was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 4, 2010.[6] Davis was defeated in his bid for re-election to the North Carolina State Senate District 5 by Louis Pate (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

North Carolina Senate, General Election Results, District 5 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Louis Pate (R) 25,780 54.54%
Donald Davis (D) 21,488 45.46%

2008

See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Davis was elected to the 5th District Seat in the North Carolina State Senate, besting Louis Pate, Jr. (R).[8] Davis raised $456,876 for his campaign, while Pate raised $305,011.[9]

North Carolina Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Davis (D) 40,982
Louis Pate, Jr. (R) 36,493

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $817,816 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[10]

Donald Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina State Senate, District 5 Won $21,207
2010 North Carolina State Senate, District 5 Defeated $339,733
2008 North Carolina State Senate, District 5 Won $456,876
Grand Total Raised $817,816

2012

Davis won election to the North Carolina State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $21,207.
North Carolina State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donald Davis's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Advocates for Justice$2,500
State Employees Association of North Carolina$2,300
Davenport, Chester C$2,000
Minschew, Eddie$1,800
New South Leadership$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$21,207
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.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • 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, Yuvonka, have three children. They currently reside in Snow Hill, North Carolina.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina State Senate District 5
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Louis Pate (R)
Preceded by
Louis Pate (R)
North Carolina State Senate District 5
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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