|Sharon Ryer Davis|
|First Lady of California|
January 4, 1999 – November 17, 2003
|Preceded by||Gayle Edlund Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Maria Shriver|
|Second Lady of California|
January 2, 1995 – January 4, 1999
|Preceded by||Jacqueline McCarthy|
|Succeeded by||Arcelia Bustamante|
May 6, 1954
Brentwood, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Gray Davis (m. 1980)|
|Alma mater||Santana High School|
Davis attended Santana High School in Santee, California. While there, she entered the Miss Santee contest and won. Shortly after high school she began working at Pacific Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant.
First Lady of California
As First Lady, Davis was active in children's health and education, especially literacy, creating the Governor's Book Fund, which provided funds for school libraries. She wrote a children's book titled The Adventures of Capitol Kitty to help pay for the fund. She eventually helped raise 750,000 dollars. During the United States presidential election, 2000, her husband was rumored to be a potential vice presidential running mate for Al Gore, but Davis turned it down, eventually going to Joe Lieberman. Davis was also rumored to be a potential presidential candidate in 2004. She left the office of First Lady in November 2003, after her husband's recall.
- Ainsworth, Bill. It's her policy to be involved:Sharon Davis plans to be player in education issues The San Diego Union - Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jan 4, 1999. pg. A.1
- Lescher, Dave. Sharon Davis, From Santee to Sacramento, California's new leading lady. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: Jan 1, 1999. pg. 1
Gayle Edlund Wilson
|First Lady of New California