|Assumed office |
January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Earl Hilliard|
|Born||October 9, 1967 |
Artur Genestre Davis (b. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Alabama's Seventh Congressional District is a US Congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Earl Frederick Hilliard (born April 9, 1942) is a Politician from the state of Alabama. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Montgomery (məntˈgəmɜriː is the Capital, second most populous city and the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the Southern U The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther October 9, 1967) is an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing Alabama's 7th congressional district, a district created under the Voting Rights Act to be black-majority, and which includes the rural black belt. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Alabama's Seventh Congressional District is a US Congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives Background See also [[Disfranchisement after the Civil War]] The 13th Amendment, ratified in 1865 after the Civil War, abolished and prohibited Alabama 's Black Belt is a region of the state and part of the larger Black Belt Region of the Southern United States, which stretches from It encompasses the counties of Choctaw, Sumter, Greene, Perry, Hale, Dallas, Wilcox, and Marengo. It also includes parts of Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Pickens and Clarke Counties.
Davis was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and was raised by his mother and grandmother. Montgomery (məntˈgəmɜriː is the Capital, second most populous city and the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the Southern U He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1990 and cum laude from Harvard Law School before returning to Alabama. Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an Academic degree was earned Harvard Law School (also known as Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional Graduate schools of Harvard University. At HLS, he was also the recipient of the Best Oralist Award in the esteemed Ames Moot Competition.
After working as an intern at the Southern Poverty Law Center and then as a civil rights lawyer, he served as an assistant United States Attorney. The Southern Poverty Law Center ( SPLC) is an American Non-profit legal organization internationally known for its tolerance education programs its legal
In 2000, he ran for the House in the Democratic primary against 10-year incumbent Earl F. Hilliard. Earl Frederick Hilliard (born April 9, 1942) is a Politician from the state of Alabama. He criticized Hilliard for taking a trip to Libya in 1997 despite U. Libya ( ليبيا ar-Latn Lībiyā; Libyan vernacular: Lībya; Amazigh:) officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab S. sanctions, but despite vigorous campaigning, Davis lost the 2000 election 58%-34%. In 2002 he ran again and was helped by the fact that Hilliard's district had been greatly altered in 2002 redistricting, adding many white voters in Birmingham and losing its share of Montgomery. Montgomery (məntˈgəmɜriː is the Capital, second most populous city and the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the Southern U Hilliard also had voted against a 2001 resolution expressing solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. Davis received many contributions from pro-Israel groups. During the campaign Hilliard notably questioned whether Davis was "black enough" to represent the district. Despite these attempts to divide the African-American vote, Davis defeated Hilliard narrowly in the primary, which required a runoff in June. He won the runoff easily, assuring him of victory in November in the heavily Democratic district.
He was challenged in the 2004 primary by Albert Turner Jr. , a son of a leader of Selma's "Bloody Sunday" march and in the 2006 primary by political new-comer Eddison Walters. The Selma to Montgomery marches, which included Bloody Sunday, were three marches that marked the Political and emotional peak of the American civil rights He easily won the challenges 88%-12% and 90%-9% respectively. He has only faced Republican opposition once, in 2004; he won easily with 74 percent of the vote.
In the new Democratically controlled 110th Congress, Davis has been assigned to the Committee on Ways and Means. Committee of Ways and Means is the chief Tax -writing committee of the United States House of Representatives. The stature of that appointment, and the difficulty of raising sufficient funds, has led Davis to postpone plans to seek statewide office in 2008, either challenging conservative Senator Jeff Sessions or running for Governor of Alabama. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. The Governor of the State of Alabama is the chief executive of the Government of Alabama The Governor has the power to execute Alabama 's laws and to call In January 2007, Davis said that he was still interested in running on a statewide ticket in 2010, either for Governor, or for Senate if Richard Shelby elects to retire. For the film see 2010 The Year We Make Contact. For the book see 2010 Odyssey Two. Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6 1934) sometimes known as Dick Shelby, is an American politician. 
Davis is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and resides in Birmingham, Alabama. The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing the African American members of the Congress of the United States. Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋhæm is the largest City in the US state of Alabama and is the County seat of Jefferson County. Known as a bipartisan legislator, he has earned praise from publications such as Roll Call and the National Journal. Roll call is the calling of the names of people from a list ( Roll) to determine the presence or absence of the listed people (also known as a register in countries such as the National Journal is a weekly magazine that reports on the current political environment and emerging political and policy trends Davis was appointed to the Senior Whip Team for the Democratic Caucus of the 109th Congress and is the co-chair of the centrist House New Democrat Coalition, as well as the Southern Regional co-chair for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The House Democratic Caucus nominates and elects the Democratic Party leadership in the United States House of Representatives. The New Democrat Coalition is an organization within the United States Congress. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (commonly referred to as the " D triple C," or the " D-Trip " is the Democratic Hill
Congressman Davis has emerged as a leader on issues related to housing, education, and health care. As a freshman, he led the successful fight to reverse funding cuts for minority land grant colleges including Tuskegee University. Tuskegee University is a private, historically black university located in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. As a second term member, Congressman Davis won a floor fight to restore funding to the HOPE VI program for renovating public housing; he persuaded over sixty Republicans to vote with Democrats to save HOPE VI. In 2005, the congressman was the lead Democratic sponsor of a bill establishing a national cord blood bank, which will widen the availability of blood transfusions for thousands of patients who suffer from diseases such as sickle cell anemia and diabetes. Davis' voting legislative record has been primarily focused on Social and Health issues, which remain an important issue in his district.
In 2007 he became the first Congressman outside Illinois to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president in 2008. 
2006 General Election
|Artur Davis (D)||NA||NA|
|Artur Davis (D) re-elected for 3rd term|
2004 General Election
|Steve Cameron (R)||61,019||25|
|Artur Davis (D)||183,408||75|
|Artur Davis (D) re-elected for 2nd term|
2002 General Election
|Lauren Orth McCay (Lib)||12,100||7|
|Artur Davis (D)||153,735||92|
|Artur Davis (D) elected for 1st term|
Earl F. Hilliard
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Alabama's 7th congressional district