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{{tnr}}'''Geoffrey C. "Geoff" Davis''' (b. October 26, 1958) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Kentucky's 4th congressional district]]. Davis was first elected to the House in 2004.
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{{tnr}}'''Geoffrey C. "Geoff" Davis''' (b. October 26, 1958) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Kentucky's 4th congressional district]]. Davis was first elected to the House in 2004 and he retired on July 31, 2012.
  
Davis initially announced he would retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election, in [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2012|2012]]<ref name="retire"> [http://www.rollcall.com/news/Geoff-Davis-retirement-Kentucky-Congress-2012-211113-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Rep. Geoff Davis Announces Retirement" Accessed December 18, 2011]</ref> In July, however, Davis announced his resignation, choosing not to finish out his term.<ref>[[Kentucky Congressman Geoff Davis resigns]]</ref>
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Davis initially announced he would retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election, in [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2012|2012]]<ref name="retire"> [http://www.rollcall.com/news/Geoff-Davis-retirement-Kentucky-Congress-2012-211113-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Rep. Geoff Davis Announces Retirement" Accessed December 18, 2011]</ref> In July, however, Davis announced his resignation, choosing not to finish out his term.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/07/rep-geoff-davis-resigns-from-congress-130702.html ''Politico'' "Rep. Geoff Davis resigns from Congress," July 31, 2012]</ref><ref name="cj">[http://www.courier-journal.com/viewart/20120731/NEWS0104/307310094/Geoff-Davis-resigns-from-Congress-cites-family-health-issue ''Courier Journal'' "Geoff Davis resigns from Congress, cites family health issue," July 31, 2012]</ref><ref name="wapo">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/republican-rep-geoff-davis-of-kentucky-resigns-cites-a-family-health-issue/2012/07/31/gJQAJ2jyNX_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Republican Rep. Geoff Davis of Kentucky resigns, cites a family health issue," July 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Davis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/geoff_davis/400633 ''Gov Track'' "Davis" Accessed May 16, 2012]</ref>
 
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Davis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/geoff_davis/400633 ''Gov Track'' "Davis" Accessed May 16, 2012]</ref>
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Davis serves on the following House committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>
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Geoff Davis
Geoff Davis.jpg
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sU.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1976-1987
Personal
BirthdayOctober 26, 1958
Place of birthMontreal, Quebec, Canada
ProfessionManufacturer, Consultant
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Geoffrey C. "Geoff" Davis (b. October 26, 1958) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kentucky's 4th congressional district. Davis was first elected to the House in 2004 and he retired on July 31, 2012.

Davis initially announced he would retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election, in 2012[1] In July, however, Davis announced his resignation, choosing not to finish out his term.[2][3][4]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Davis is a "rank-and-file Republican".[5]

Biography

Davis was born in 1958 in Montreal, Canada, to American parents, and attended high school in West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and went on to serve in the Army through 1987. Outside of politics, he has also worked as a manufacturer and consultant.[6]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Davis' professional and political career:[6]

  • U.S. House of Representatives, 4th Congressional District of Kentucky, 2005-Present
  • U.S. Army, 1976-1987

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Davis served on the following House committees:[7]

Issues

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Geoff Davis has voted with the Republican Party 93.6% of the time, which ranked 91 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Davis announced he will retire, rather than seek re-election, in 2012[1]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Davis won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated John Waltz (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky's 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeoff Davis Incumbent 69.5% 151,813
     Democratic John Waltz 30.5% 66,694
Total Votes 218,507

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Davis' campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Davis won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Davis' campaign committee raised a total of $1,591,164 and spent $1,514,779.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky's 4th Congressional District, 2010 - Geoff Davis Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,591,164
Total Spent $1,514,779
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $444,682
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $412,046
Top contributors to Geoff Davis's campaign committee
Humana Inc$23,150
Finmeccanica SpA$17,200
Procter & Gamble$14,600
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$14,500
Honeywell International$11,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$141,600
Insurance$107,587
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$63,550
Securities & Investment$55,750
Health Services/HMOs$54,700

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Personal

Davis and his wife, Pat, live in Hebron, Kentucky, with their six children.[11]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Lucas
U.S. House of Representatives - Kentucky, District 4
2005–Present
Succeeded by
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