Jim Davis

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Jim Davis served the 11th Congressional district of Florida from 1997 to 2007

Jim Davis was a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Florida's 11th Congressional District (map) from 1997 to 2007.


Davis was born October 11, 1957 in Tampa, Florida. He was educated at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and recieved his J.D. from the University of Florida. After graduating, her worked as a lawyer and a member of the Florida House of Representatives, as well as Majority Leader of the Florida House. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1996.

Davis announced his candidacy for Governor of Florida in 2006 against State Senator Rod Smith. He is currently considered the front runner in this race to replace Republican Governor Jeb Bush in the 2006 election. Republicans nominated his son Eddie Adams and Democrats nominated Kathy Castor to contest the November 2006 election for his vacant congressional seat. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006)

Money in politics


Links to more campaign contribution information for Jim Davis
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Records and Controversies

Iraq War

Davis voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jim Davis. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites


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Web Email

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Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.