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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 170th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 170th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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Geoff Davis
Geoff Davis.jpg
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 4
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2005-July 31, 2012
PartyRepublican
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

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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]

Elections

2012

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

Davis retired in July of 2012, and did not seek re-election.[1] Thomas Massie (R) defeated Bill Adkins (D) and David Lewis (I) in the general election for the seat.

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.[8]

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.[9]

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

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Davis paid his congressional staff a total of $890,886 in 2011. He ranks 108th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 132nd overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Kentucky ranks 10th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[10]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Davis' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $46,004 and $165,000. That averages to $105,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[11]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Davis ranked 170th in the conservative rankings.[12]

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.[13]

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Personal

Davis and his wife, Pat, live in Hebron, Kentucky, with their six children.[14]

See Also

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Lucas
U.S. House of Representatives - Kentucky, District 4
2005–2012
Succeeded by
Thomas Massie (R)