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Lincoln Davis is a former Representative from the Fourth Congressional district of Tennessee

Lincoln Davis, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Representative for the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee, having served 2003 to 2011. (map)[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Federal Marriage Amendment

On July 18, 2006, Davis addressed the Federal Marriage Amendment on the House floor. While supporting the amendment, he argued that it did not address problems with marriage strongly enough. He advocated that divorce and adultery be made illegal as well. In addition, he argued that no divorcee or past adulterer should be permitted to run for elected office in the United States. In defending his views, he stated, "Mr. Speaker, this House must lead by example. If we want those watching on CSPAN to actually believe we are serious about protecting marriage, then we should go after the other major threats to the institution." [1]

As of July 2006, there were at least 29 divorced members of Congress. [2]

Bio

Davis was born September 13, 1943 and raised in rural Fentress County, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Tennessee Technological University and worked for a time as a soil scientist with the USDA.[3] He was elected mayor of Byrdstown in 1978, served two terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives (1980-1984), and was later elected to two terms in the Tennessee State Senate (1996-2002). He resigned his state senate seat midway through his second term when he was elected to represent the state's Fourth Congressional District in November 2002, defeating Tullahoma city councillor Janice Bowling. Bowling was again his opponent in 2004, when he defeated her by a slightly larger margin.

Congressional career

Davis would be considered a moderate Democrat by Tennessee standards but would be considered conservative by national Democrats. When elected, he promised "to work in a bi-partisan fashion for the betterment of his constituents." [4] In 2004, he was endorsed by right-to-life groups, the National Rifle Association, and the Tennessee Conservative Union, groups all more frequently associated with the Republican Party. He has also publicly stated that he is opposed to the idea of gay marriage and voted in favor of a Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.[5]

According to his House biography, "In the state legislature, Davis supported long-term care for senior citizens, character education in schools, and domestic violence legislation. Now in the U.S. House, Davis is working to create economic development opportunities, curb methamphetamine abuse, increase flexibility in veterans' benefits, implement homeland security safeguards, and fight for a balanced budget."[6]

Davis has been recognized as a leader in the fight to allocate more federal money toward the cleanup of Tennessee's abandoned coal mines, particularly in the Cumberland Plateau region, which lies partly in his district.[7]

Davis also owns a construction business, Diversified Construction Co., which builds homes, apartments and offices.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Ken Martin to face Davis in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [8] Davis retained his seat.

2010 elections

Davis lost his seat in 2010 to Republican Scott DesJarlais.[1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Lincoln 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


Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and caucuses

More candidate data

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

Former contact

DC Office:
410 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6831
Fax: 202-226-5172
Web Email
Website

District Office-Columbia:
1804 Carmack Boulevard, Suite A
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-490-8699
Fax: 931-490-8675

District Office- Jamestown:
629 North Main Street
Post Office Box 964
Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: 931-879-2361
Fax: 931-879-2389

District Office- McMinnville:
477 North Chancery Street, Suite A-1
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: 931-473-7251
Fax: 931-473-7259

District Office- Rockwood:
1064 North Gateway Avenue
Post Office Box 88
Rockwood, TN 37854
Phone: 865-354-3323
Fax: 865-354-3316

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lincoln Davis profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.

Articles

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Congressional Caucus to Control Methamphetamine, Congressional Rural Caucus, Blue Dog Coalition
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Department Operations Oversight Nutrition and Forestry, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Tennessee Senate, Tennessee House of Representatives, Mayor, Byrdstown
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1804 Carmack Boulevard, Suite A Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-490-8699 / Fax: 931-490-8675
2. 629 North Main Street Post Office Box 964 Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: 931-879-2361 / Fax: 931-879-2389
3. 477 North Chancery Street, Suite A-1 McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: 931-473-7251 / Fax: 931-473-7259
4. 1064 North Gateway Avenue Post Office Box 88 Rockwood, TN 37854
Phone: 865-354-3323 / Fax: 865-354-3316



Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.lincolndavis.com/
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Date of Birth: September 13, 1943