Bettye Davis

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Bettye Davis
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the K district
In office
January 8, 2001 – January 15, 2013
Preceded by Tim Kelly
Succeeded by redistricted
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 21st district
In office
January 18, 1993 – January 13, 1997
Preceded by redistricted
Succeeded by Joe Ryan
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
January 21, 1991 – January 18, 1993
Serving with Ramona L. Barnes[1]
Preceded by Walter R. Furnace
Succeeded by redistricted
Personal details
Born Bettye Jean Ivory
(1938-05-17) May 17, 1938 (age 79)
Homer, Louisiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Widowed
Residence Anchorage, Alaska
Alma mater Grambling State University
Profession Social worker

Bettye Jean Davis (née Ivory; born May 17, 1938) is an American retired social worker and politician. Davis was a Democratic Party member of the Alaska Senate, representing the K District from 2000 through 2013. She was defeated in the 2012 general election for state senate district M by Anna Fairclough. She was previously a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1991 through 1996. On April 2013, she was elected to the Anchorage School Board, a body on which she'd served non-consecutive terms in the 1980s and 1990s.[2]



  1. ^ Urban legislative districts in Alaska at the time were two-member districts with designated seats A and B. Davis held Seat B in District 14.
  2. ^ School Board election: Davis ousts Smith; Croft wins seat, Anchorage Daily News, 2 April 2013. Accessed 8 September 2013.

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