The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus congratulates Augusta’s next Mayor, Sen. Hardie Davis. Mayor-Elect Davis will be an invaluable asset to the people of Augusta and will work tirelessly for and accountable, transparent and collaborative government, economic growth and job creation, public safety throughout Augusta, and stronger public schools.
Senator Davis began his service in Georgia lawmaking as a member of the State House of Representatives. After serving two terms, Davis was elected to assume a vacated seat in the Georgia Senate during a 2010 special election.
A highly respected leader and public servant, Senator Davis serves as Chairman of the Interstate Cooperation Committee and is an active member of the Economic Development, Ethics, Finance, and Higher Education Committees. Since taking public office, Senator Davis has contributed to the passing of more than 2500 pieces of legislation, which today stand as Georgia law. Most notably, Senator Davis sponsored HB500 the Employment Readiness Program for Georgia’s Unemployed Act, which prevented over 22,000 Georgians from losing unemployment benefits, totaling over $176 million from the Federal Government. A distinguished lawmaker, Senator Davis has been recognized by numerous organizations and constituent groups, including Georgia Bio, which named him 2010 Legislator of the Year for his work to promote the life sciences industry throughout the state of Georgia. The Georgia Chamber has also named Davis its Business Champion, as listed in the January/February 2013 edition of Profile.
Senator Davis’ leadership extends beyond his public office to organizations and institutions statewide. Senator Davis is both a graduate and past Board member of Leadership Georgia, and he served on the Board of Trustees for the University Health Care Foundation. Senator Davis remains an active member of the Augusta community, where he served on the Board of Zoning Appeals as Vice Chairman until his election in 2006, and as a former Board member of Leadership Augusta.
Born, raised, and educated in the state, Senator Davis holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus.
In addition to being known as Senator Davis throughout the state, he is also proud to be called Pastor Davis by members of the Abundant Life Worship Center congregation, where he leads as founder and Senior Pastor. Senator Davis is husband to Evett Davis and they are the proud parents of Benjamin Joshua Davis.