Bart Davis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bart Davis
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 33rd district
Assumed office
January 1999
Personal details
Born (1955-03-07) March 7, 1955 (age 60)
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 Attorney
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Bart McKay Davis (born March 7, 1955) is a Republican member of the Idaho Senate, representing the 33rd District (Idaho Falls) since 1999. He is currently the Idaho Senate Majority Leader, a member of Legislative Council, and a board member of the Idaho Bond Bank Authority.

Early Life and Career[edit]

Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, Davis was raised in Idaho. He married Marion Woffinden Davis in 1976; together they have six children and 11 grandchildren. Davis received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1978 and a J.D. in 1980 from the University of Idaho's College of Law in Moscow.[1]

Following his graduation he was co-counsel on a tax case before the United States Supreme Court in 1990 (Davis vs. United States of America, 495 U.S. 472). In 1998, Davis was elected to the Idaho Senate. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, United States District Court, District of Idaho and District of Arizona, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court.

Since 2001, Davis has been a commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). Since his election, he has chaired several interim committees, including Guardianship/Conservatorship and Task Force to Study Campaign Financing for Judicial Elections. Davis is also a co-author of Use of Legislative History: Willow Witching for Legislative Intent, 43 University of Idaho College of Law Review 585 (2007). [2]


Davis is currently serving on the following committees

  • Judiciary & Rules
  • State Affairs



  • 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)

[4] [5]


Mr. Davis has been honored as a recipient of 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



External links[edit]