shown: Virgin Falls, Sparta Tennessee
United States Representative
David Davis, elected to the 110th Congress in 2006, to his first term as the representative of the First Congressional District in Tennessee, is a strong advocate for the people of East Tennessee. He is a member of the Small Business Committee, Education and Labor Committee, Homeland Security Committee and the Republican House Policy Committee.
With 8 years of experience from 1998-2006 in the Tennessee State Legislature, Davis is known as the "Father of Open Government" in Tennessee. He sponsored legislation to raise accountability standards of government. Davis served on the Tennessee State House Transportation Committee, House Government Operations Committee, House Public Safety and Rural Roads Subcommittee, and was Chairman of Commerce, Labor, and Transportation Sub Committee. A critic of unnecessary growth of government, Davis was a leader against the state income tax in Tennessee.
Davis was raised in Limestone Cove, Tennessee, where he worked his way through college to become a Respiratory Therapist. He received his Respiratory Therapy Certification from East Tennessee State University in 1979 and an A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy from California College in 1983. Later, Davis would receive a B.S. in Organizational Management from Milligan College in 1991. Davis married the former Joyce Engle in 1980; together they have two children, Matthew and Rachel.
Managing several hospitals, Davis decided to take great personal risk and start his own business. His business, Advanced Homecare was named #1 in the country for patient care. After selling that business in the early 1990's, Davis started another healthcare company, Shared Health Services, which provides wound-care and hyperbaric oxygen and healthcare services.
Davis is a member of Central Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee.