David Davis

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This is a profile of a U.S. Representative who, due to election loss or retirement, will not return for the 111th Congress. (See the Tennessee portal for all incumbents, candidates and blogs.)
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David Davis currently serves the 1st Congressional district of Tennessee

David Davis, a Republican, has represented the First Congressional District of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007. (map) since 2007. He lost the 2008 primary election to Phil Roe.


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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Born November 6, 1959, Davis earned his A.A.S. in respiratory therapy from California College in 1983 and his B.S. in organizational management from Milligan College in 1991. He is the president of Shared Health Services, Inc. He and his wife Joyce have two children.

Davis served as a Republican representative to Tennessee state legislature from the sixth district before running for Congress. While in the state legislature, he focused extensively on issues dealing with health care, and, most specifically, home healthcare. [1]

Congressional career

2006 election

In the 2006 congressional elections, Davis defeated Democrat Rick Trent to replace Rep. Bill Jenkins (R-Tenn.), who retired.

Money in politics

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Washington Office:
514 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
phone: 202-225-6356
fax: 202-225-5714
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District Office:
320 West Center Street
P.O Box 769
Kingsport, TN 37660
phone: 423-247-8161
fax: 423-247-1834

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