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
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Records and Controversies
Davis voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
Committees and Affiliations
Committees in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection
- Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
- Subcommittee on Health
More Background Data
Articles and Resources
- Official website
- Gubernatorial Campaign Website
- Davis Supporters Myspace Group
- Open Secrets - 2006 congressional races database
Local blogs and discussion sites
District Office- Saint Petersburg:
1186 62nd Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
District Office- Tampa:
3315 Henderson Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33609
- Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.