Jim Davis (North Carolina politician)

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Jim Davis
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Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 50th district
Assumed office
January 2011
Preceded byJohn J. Snow, Jr.
Personal details
James Wayland Davis

(1947-01-07) January 7, 1947 (age 72)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceFranklin, North Carolina
Alma materM.S., D.D.S. Loma Linda University
B.A. Southern Adventist University

James Wayland Davis (born January 7, 1947) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly. He represents the Senate's fiftieth district, which includes Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon,and Swain counties.[1]

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Davis earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Missionary College, now Southern Adventist University in 1969, and earned his DDS degree from Loma Linda University's School of Dentistry in 1974. In 1989, he graduated from Loma Linda with his MS in orthodontics.

Davis defeated four term incumbent John J. Snow, Jr. in the 2010 and 2012 elections. He defeated Jane Hipps in the 2014 and 2016 elections.[2]

Davis serves on the following committees: Appropriations on Department of Transportation (Co-Chairman), Finance, Healthcare, Judiciary, Transportation (Co-Chairman), Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government (Chairman), Joint Legislative Committee on Governmental Operations, Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government (Chairman).[3]


  1. ^ "Sen. James (Jim) Wayland Davis". North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Pig, Thunder (November 3, 2010). "Thunder Pig: Jim Davis Wins Close Race For NC Senate #50 Seat". Thunderpigblog.blogspot.com. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  3. ^ NC General Assembly webmasters. "North Carolina General Assembly - Senator Jim Davis (Republican, 2011-2012 Session)". Ncleg.net. Retrieved May 18, 2012.

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