R. Carey Davis

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R. Carey Davis
Mayor of San Bernardino
In office
March 3, 2014 – December 19, 2018
Preceded byPat Morris
Succeeded byJohn Valdivia
Personal details
BornSan Bernardino, California, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
Political partyRepublican[1]
Spouse(s)Johnetta Davis
ResidenceSan Bernardino, California
Alma materCal Poly San Luis Obispo (bachelor's degree)[2]
California State University, San Bernardino(MBA)

Richard Carey Davis formerly served as the mayor of San Bernardino,California. He served as the 28th mayor of the city. Davis lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 5, 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Davis was born in San Bernardino and graduated from Pacific High School there.[3] He received his bachelor's degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo[2] and his master's in business administration from California State University, San Bernardino.[2][3]


Davis is a certified public accountant.[4] who works as a controller in Los Angeles for Hehr International, a manufacturer of RV doors and windows.[3]

He became involved in city politics in spring 2013.[4] He ran for mayor in a ten-candidate field and in the November 5, 2013, election gained second place, being narrowly edged for first place by 7th Ward city council member Wendy McCammack.[4][5] Davis and McCammack then proceeded to a February 4, 2014, runoff election, in which Davis defeated Wendy McCammack; turnout was low.[4] He was sworn in on March 3, 2014.[6]


  1. ^ Learish, Jessica (2 December 2015). "Who Is R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino's Mayor? People Will Be Looking To Him For Leadership". Bustle. Retrieved 8 December 2015. Davis, a Republican and political newcomer, was elected mayor of San Bernardino in 2014 in the wake of the city declaring bankruptcy.
  2. ^ a b c About the Mayor: Mayor R. Carey Davis, City of San Bernardino (accessed December 3, 2015).
  3. ^ a b c Ryan Hagen, Carey Davis: Vote for professionalism in San Bernardino mayor, The Sun (February 2, 2014).
  4. ^ a b c d Beau Yarbrough & Ryan Hagen, Carey Davis elected San Bernardino mayor, The Sun (February 5, 2014).
  5. ^ Ryan Hagen, Wendy McCammack, Carey Davis headed for runoff in San Bernardino mayoral race (November 5, 2013).
  6. ^ Hagen, Ryan (March 3, 2014). "New San Bernardino mayor sworn in". Redlands Daily Facts. Retrieved November 30, 2015.