Voice of the Conservative Vote: John Davis
by TexasGOPVote on April 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM
John Davis is Texas State Representative of House District 129. In November 1998, John E. Davis was elected to the Texas Legislature to represent House District 129. Representative Davis serves on the Public Education Committee and as Chair of Economic and Small Business Development.
A native of Houston and a fifth generation Texan, Rep. Davis graduated from Baylor University in 1982 and University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1987. He is the past President of Oates Industries, an industrial roofing company; he now serves as an independent manufacturer representative for RPM, a roof and wall restoration company.
An active member of the community, Rep. Davis belongs to the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Rotary Club, University Baptist Church in Clear Lake, and the Pasadena Salvation Army Advisory Board. His legislative efforts include working with NASA Johnson Space Center on the Texas Aerospace Scholars' Program along with the Technology Outreach Program. As a result of past and present work with various advocacy groups, during the 80th Legislative Session Rep. Davis was awarded the "Legislative Excellence Award" by the Brain Injury Association of Texas, the "Award for Public Service" by the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and Honored by the Texas Council for Community MHMRs for his work on their behalf. The Texas Association of Business named him a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" as a result of his stellar pro-business voting record.
John married Jayne Anne, a fellow Baylor grad, in 1984. She is a former elementary school teacher for Clear Creek ISD. Jayne grew up in Tampico, Mexico, is fluent in Spanish, and is a former elementary school teacher for Clear Creek ISD. The Davis' have three sons: Reagan, Samuel, and Gaston.
"We should encourage vocational education for students that will not attend college, so that they are able to get jobs. We should also focus on making High School classes more relevant in order to bring down the high school drop out rates."