Doug E. Davis
He is the son of DeSoto County Chancery Clerk W. E. "Sluggo" Davis and Wanda Bouchillon Davis and the 1st. cousin of Southaven mayor Greg Davis. The senator is a graduate of Magnolia Heights High School and Mississippi College.
Davis is a member of the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, the Hernando Rotary Club, Hernando Chamber of Commerce and is also chairman of the Northwest Mississippi District of the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
When Senator Bobby Chamberlin decided to retire from the state legislature, Davis entered the non-partisan December 14, 2004 special election to replace the senator. Since he won over a majority of the vote, 54.45%, a run-off against second highest voter getter was not necessary and he was declared the winner of the seat.
Davis took office in 2005 and currently serves on the following state senate committees:
- County Affairs
- Economic Development and Tourism
- Judiciary B
- Oil, Gas, and Other Minerals
- Universities and College
In February 2013, Davis was appointed to the Mississippi Parole Board by Governor Phil Bryant and named Chair of the Parole Board in July 2013. Davis was then tabbed as the Chief of Staff for the Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's Office in October 2013 where he currently serrves.