Brett Davis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Brett Davis campaigning in 2010

Brett Davis (born December 5, 1975, Oshkosh, Wisconsin) was a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Formerly a realtor, in 2010 he was a primary candidate for Lt. Governor. He was the Wisconsin State Medicaid Director from 2011-14.[1]


Davis received his degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and served as a legislative aide and Chief of Staff for State Senator Joe Leibham (R-WI) before working as an advisor to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson.[2][3][4]

Davis represented the 80th Assembly District (2004–10).[5][6] In private life he was a realtor during his terms in the Assembly.[4]

On September 17, 2009, he announced that he was filing the paperwork for a potential run for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin.[7] However the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor ultimately went to Rebecca Kleefisch. In January 2011, Davis was named Wisconsin's Medicaid Director, appointed by then Secretary Dennis Smith.[8]

On March 12, 2014, Davis announced his resignation as the Medicaid Director for Wisconsin to take a job as the vice president of provider relations at WPS Health Insurance.[9]

Personal life[edit]

He resides with his wife and children in Oregon, Wisconsin, where he is a past president of the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce.[1]


  1. ^ a b Profile of Brett Davis,; accessed November 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Brett Davis biodata, Wisconsin Blue Book 2007-2008, p. 73
  3. ^ Biodata Archived September 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Wisconsin Blue Book,; accessed November 8, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Profile,; accessed November 8, 2014.
  5. ^ WisconsinBlue Book Archived September 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.,; accessed November 8, 2014.
  6. ^ Davis
  7. ^ Davis Explores Run For Lt. Gov.,; accessed November 8, 2014.
  8. ^ Profile, Wisconsin Dept of Health Services website; accessed November 8, 2014.
  9. ^ Davis takes job at WPS Health Insurance,; accessed November 8, 2014.