Donald Davis

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Donald Davis
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North Carolina State Senate District 5
In office
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
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
Bachelor'sUnited States Air Force Academy
Master'sEast Carolina University and Central Michigan University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Place of birthSnow Hill, NC
Office website
Campaign website
Donald Davis (b. August 29, 1971) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 5. He was elected to the chamber in 2012.

Davis previously served in the Senate from 2009-2011.


Davis earned a B.S. in Social Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy. He later received a M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University and M.A. in Sociology from East Carolina University. Davis also earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. He has served as Mayor of Snow Hill from 2001 to the present. Davis has also worked 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.

Committee assignments


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
Education/Higher Education
Health Care
State and Local Government


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



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.[1]

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


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2010

Davis was not opposed in the Democratic primary election on May 4, 2010.[2]

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.[3]


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

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Davis collected $456,876 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
North Carolina Democratic Party $329,288
Donald Davis $25,360
Diane Davis $4,500
State Employees Association of North Carolina $4,000
Chester Davenport $4,000


Davis and his wife, Yuvonka, have two children. They currently reside in Snow Hill, North Carolina.

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Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Louis Pate (R)
Preceded by
Louis Pate (R)
North Carolina State Senate District 5
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