Bart Davis

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Bart Davis
United States Attorney for the District of Idaho
Taking office
TBD
President Donald Trump
Succeeding Wendy J. Olson
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 33
In office
December 1, 2002 – September 21, 2017
Preceded by Bert Marley
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 29
In office
December 1, 1998 – December 1, 2002
Preceded by John Hansen
Succeeded by Bert Marley
Personal details
Born (1955-03-07) March 7, 1955 (age 62)
Rapid City, South Dakota
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marion Woffinden Davis
Children 6
Alma mater Brigham Young University
University of Idaho (J.D. 1980)
Profession Lawyer

Bart McKay Davis (born March 7, 1955) is an American lawyer and politician who has been confirmed to serve as the next United States Attorney for the District of Idaho.[1] He previously served as a Republican member of the Idaho Senate, representing District 33 from 2002 to 2017.[2] He previously served District 29 from 1998 to 2002. During his time in the Idaho Senate, he served as state senate majority leader.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, Davis was raised in Idaho Falls. He married Marion Woffinden Davis in 1976 and together they have six children. Davis received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University in 1978 and a Juris Doctor in 1980 from the University of Idaho College of Law.

Legal career[edit]

Following his graduation from law school, Davis began his legal practice in Idaho Falls. He is admitted to practice before the Idaho Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. In 1990, he was co-counsel with former solicitor general Rex Lee in Davis v. United States before the United States Supreme Court. Davis' parents were the petitioners in the case. Since 2001, Davis has represented Idaho as a commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission. He is a past chairman of the Council of State Governments.

Idaho Senate[edit]

In 1998, six-term incumbent Senator John Hansen did not seek reelection to the Idaho Senate. Davis ran for the open seat and was elected. He served as Majority Caucus Chair from 2000 to 2002, and from 2002 to 2017 has served as Senate Majority Leader.

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Judiciary and Rules Committee
  • State Affairs Committee

Davis previously served on the Commerce and Human Resources Committee and the Education Committee.

U.S. Attorney[edit]

In June 2017, President Donald Trump appointed him to become the next United States Attorney in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.[3] The Senate Judiciary Committee on September 7, 2017 approved his recommendation by an unanimous voice vote.[4] He was confirmed by United States Senate by voice vote on September 14, 2017.

Writing[edit]

  • Bart Davis, Kate Kelly, and Kristin Ford, Use of Legislative History: Willow Witching for Legislative Intent, 43 Idaho College of Law Review 585 (2007).
  • Bart Davis, Idaho's Messy History with Term Limits: A Modest Response, 52 Idaho College of Law Review 463 (2016).

Affiliations[edit]

  • Member, Boy Scouts of America
  • Member, Idaho Falls Education Advisory Council since 1998
  • Rotarian, Idaho Falls Rotary Club since 1983
  • Board Member, Idaho Law Review Advisory Board, College of Law, University of Idaho (2006–2007)
  • Board Member, Eastern Idaho Special Services Agency (2000–2004)
  • Member, Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium Organ Fun (1989–1990)[5][6]

Awards[edit]

Davis has received the following awards:

  • Special Recognition for Extraordinary Contributions to the Improved Administration of Justice in Idaho; Idaho Judicial Conference 2010
  • Professor Boyd A. Martin Award; Idaho Association of Cities
  • Outstanding Republican Elected Official Award by Region VII; Idaho Republican Party
  • 2009 Legislator of the Year; Idaho State Republican Party
  • Leadership to Eastern Idaho Award; Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce
  • Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Farmworker Justice Award
  • Leadership Award (2009)
  • Shooting Star Award (2004)
  • 2004 & 2009 National Leadership Award; State Government Affairs Council

Electoral history[edit]

District 29 Senate - Part of Bonneville County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
1998 Primary[7] Bart Davis 2,120 57.4% Brenda Bergener Heaton 1,573 42.6%
1998 General[8] Bart Davis 5,148 56.0% Edith Stanger 4,044 44.0%
2000 Primary[9] Bart Davis (incumbent) 3,122 100%
2000 General[10] Bart Davis (incumbent) 8,343 73.8% Kenneth Walton 2,959 26.2% Rue Stears 1 0.0%
District 33 Senate - Part of Bonneville County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2002 Primary[11] Bart Davis (incumbent) 3,140 100%
2002 General[12] Bart Davis (incumbent) 7,004 59.2% Ellie Hampton 4,831 40.8%
2004 Primary[13] Bart Davis (incumbent) 1,794 69.8% Kenneth Walton 778 30.2%
2004 General[14] Bart Davis (incumbent) 12,380 100%
2006 Primary[15] Bart Davis (incumbent) 1,950 70.6% Kenneth Walton 811 29.4%
2006 General[16] Bart Davis (incumbent) 6,985 60.0% Neil Williams 4,655 40.0%
2008 Primary[17] Bart Davis (incumbent) 1,495 74.7% Kenneth Walton 507 25.3%
2008 General[18] Bart Davis (incumbent) 9,456 64.8% Neil Williams 5,136 35.2%
2010 Primary[19] Bart Davis (incumbent) 3,173 100%
2010 General[20] Bart Davis (incumbent) 6,764 66.5% Neil Williams 3,411 33.5%
2012 Primary[21] Bart Davis (incumbent) 2,719 74.7% Brian Schad 921 25.3%
2012 General[22] Bart Davis (incumbent) 13,809 100%
2014 Primary[23] Bart Davis (incumbent) 3,635 100%
2014 General[24] Bart Davis (incumbent) 8,365 100%
2016 Primary[25] Bart Davis (incumbent) 2,392 100.0%
2016 General[26] Bart Davis (incumbent) 11,848 70.6% Jim Francis (W/I) 1,575 11.7%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Ruth (June 29, 2017). "Sen. Bart Davis nominated as Idaho’s new U.S. Attorney". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Idaho Senate Majority Leader Resigns to Serve as US Attorney". U.S. News & World Report. Associated Press. September 21, 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "President Trump nominates Bart Davis as U.S. Attorney for Idaho". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Senate Judiciary backs Bart Davis as Idaho’s next U.S. Attorney; sends nomination to full Senate". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  5. ^ Idaho State Legislature - Senate Membership Archived 2016-06-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Campaign Site
  7. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete. "Idaho Primary Election Results: May 26, 1998". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete. "Idaho General Election Results: November 3, 1998". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete. "May 23, 2000 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  10. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete. "November 7, 2000 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  11. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete. "May 28, 2002 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  12. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete. "November 5, 2002 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  13. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2004 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  14. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2004 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  15. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 23, 2006 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  16. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 7, 2006 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  17. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 27, 2008 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  18. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2008 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  19. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2010 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  20. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  21. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  22. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 6, 2012 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on June 15, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  23. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 20, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  24. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  25. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  26. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "Nov 8, 2016 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 

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