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Geoff Davis
Geoff Davis

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Ken Lucas
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born October 26, 1958 (1958-10-26) (age 48)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Republican
Spouse Pat Davis
Religion Baptist

Geoffrey "Geoff" Davis (born October 26, 1958) is an American politician from the state of Kentucky, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from Kentucky's 4th congressional district with 54% of the vote on November 2, 2004. The district includes 24 counties in the northeastern part of the state, stretching from the fringes of the Louisville area to the West Virginia border. Most of its vote, however, is cast in the Cincinnati suburbs. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Map United States House of Representatives, Kentucky District 4 is a district of the United States Congress in northern Kentucky. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lucas Kenneth Ray Lucas (born August 22, 1933), is an American politician. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map United States House of Representatives, Kentucky District 4 is a district of the United States Congress in northern Kentucky. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Louisville” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ...


Davis was born in Montreal, Canada to American parents (one of few sitting House members to be born in Quebec), and attended the United States Military Academy. He served in the Middle East during the 1980s with the U.S. Army Rangers. Before running for the House, he worked as a consultant in the manufacturing field. Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... “USMA” redirects here. ... Official force name 75th Ranger Regiment Rangers Other names Airborne Rangers Army Rangers U.S. Army Rangers Branch U.S. Army Chain of Command USASOC Description Special Operations Force, rapidly deployable light infantry force. ... A consultant (from the Latin consultare meaning to discuss from which we also derive words such as consul and counsel) is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area of expertise such as accountancy, the environment, technology, the law, human resources, marketing, medicine, finance, public affairs, communication, engineering... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ...

Contents

Political career

2002 and 2004 elections

In 2002 elections, Davis had challenged Ken Lucas, the Democratic incumbent but was narrowly defeated. The U.S. House election, 2002 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 2002 in the middle of President George W. Bushs first term. ... Lucas Kenneth Ray Lucas (born August 22, 1933), is an American politician. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ...


Two years later, however, Lucas declined to run, honoring a promise to serve only three terms. In the 2004 race for the open seat, Davis defeated Democrat Nick Clooney. The race had been rated as highly competitive by outside observers. Davis was criticized by watchdog groups for campaigning with the slogan "Looney Clooney," demeaning his opponent.[1] Mental health advocacy groups were swift to denounce Davis' disservice to the mentally challenged. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Clooney Nicholas Clooney (born January 13, 1934) is an American television journalist, anchorman, game show and American Movie Classics host, as well as a politician from the state of Kentucky. ...


Service in Congress

Davis has a solidly conservative voting record; according to his congressional website, he has positioned himself as pro-life and in favor of industrial deregulation. Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... This article is about the social movement. ...


In November, 2005, Davis made headlines for his response to Pennsylvania representative John Murtha's call for withdrawal from Iraq, saying, "Ayman Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's deputy, as well as Abu Musab Zarqawi, have made it quite clear in their internal propaganda that they cannot win unless they can drive the Americans out. And they know that they can't do that there, so they've brought the battlefield to the halls of Congress. And, frankly, the liberal leadership have put politics ahead of sound, fiscal and national security policy. And what they have done is cooperated with our enemies and are emboldening our enemies." Davis faced harsh criticism for his remarks, including, for example, from the Democratic Veterans of Northern Kentucky, and sparked a drive led by national Democratic Party leaders to get Lucas to run against him in 2006.[2][3][4] Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... John Patrick “Jack” Murtha, Jr. ...


2006 election

On January 30, 2006, Lucas announced he would indeed challenge Davis later that year. The announcement instantly turned the race into one of the hottest in the campaign cycle, even though the 4th is considered the most Republican district in Kentucky. Despite a substantial Democratic advantage in voter registration, the influence of the heavily Republican Cincinnati suburbs kept the district in Republican hands from 1967 until Lucas won the seat in 1998. In August Congressional Quarterly rated this race as "Lean Republican." In late July the Washington Post also rated the race as a toss-up.[5] A SurveyUSA poll released on July 25, 2006 showed Lucas leading 50% to 41%.[6] However, the most recent independent SurveyUSA poll shows Davis up by two percentage points (46% Davis - 44% Lucas).[7] Davis has a decisive lead in fundraising.[8] is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Congressional Quarterly (CQ) produces a number of publications that report primarily on the United States Congress. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Cook Political Report, an independent non-partisan newsletter, rated the race for Kentucky's 4th Congressional District as a "Republican Toss-Up", meaning either party has a good chance of winning.[9] Founded in 1984, [The Cook Political Report] is an independent, non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends. ...


Election-night (uncertified) count, gave Davis a lead of 7-points and over 73,000 votes more than Lucas.[10]


Contributors

The Davis campaign has received contributions from the Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee (ARMPAC), which was led by former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay. As of June 30, 2006, according to the Federal Election Commission, of the 2.4 million dollars contributed to the Davis campaign for the current 2006 electoral cycle, $10,000 was contributed by ARMPAC.[11] Tom DeLay is the subject of indictments sought by Ronnie Earle, the district attorney for Travis County, Texas, alleging violations of Texas campaign-finance law. Judge Pat Priest has dismissed one indictment against DeLay, the second has not yet come to trial.[12] The charges against DeLay are considered by some to be politically motivated.[13][14] Democrats have indicated that they consider the ARMPAC contributions to be a campaign issue.[15] Davis has not, as of June 2007, been accused of any misconduct. Americans for a Republican Majority also ARMPAC, a Political Action Committee formed by former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... The Federal Election Commission (or FEC) is an independent regulatory agency created in 1975 by the United States Congress to administer and enforce campaign finance legislation in the United States. ... Ronnie Earle Ronald Dale Ronnie Earle (born February 23, 1942) is the District Attorney for Travis County, Texas. ... Travis County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Pat Priest (born c. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Davis has received donations from Republican Duke Cunningham, who pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. Davis has not chosen to give back the money from Cunningham, while many other recipients have.[16][17] Davis received a donation from Congressman Bob Ney, who pleaded guilty for bribery and his involvement with convicted felon Jack Abramoff.[18] Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duke, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Californias 50th Congressional District from 1991 to 2005. ... Robert William Bob Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Jack Abramoff (born February 28, 1958) is an American political lobbyist, a Republican political activist and businessman who is a central figure in a series of high-profile political scandals. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/10/19/loc_elex1debate.html
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/17/politics/17text-gop.html?pagewanted=print
  3. ^ http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051122/NEWS0103/511220343/1059/NEWS01
  4. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/17/AR2005111701536_pf.html
  5. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/custom/2006/07/22/CU2006072200370.html
  6. ^ http://www.wcpo.com/news/2006/local/07/25/survey.html
  7. ^ http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReportEmail.aspx?g=8b69eeea-7816-461b-ae98-882e95b92cf8
  8. ^ http://projects.washingtonpost.com/elections/keyraces/8/
  9. ^ http://www.cookpolitical.com/races/report_pdfs/2006_house_comp_jun29.pdf
  10. ^ AC=3&RF=0&AR=0&R=A04004000&L=1999&N=U.S.+REPRESENTATIVE+4TH+DIST&RV=0&DV=476480&TP=575&TC=24
  11. ^ http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_detail/H2KY04071/
  12. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/05/AR2005120500426.html
  13. ^ http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110007330
  14. ^ http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20051003-094234-1323r.htm
  15. ^ http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060417/17fallout.htm
  16. ^ http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_com/H0CA45012
  17. ^ http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_give/H2KY04071
  18. ^ http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_com/H4OH18079

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Preceded by
Ken Lucas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th congressional district

2005 – present
Incumbent

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Geoff Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (584 words)
Geoff Davis (born October 26, 1958) is an American politician from the state of Kentucky, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from the 4th District of Kentucky with 54% of the vote on November 2, 2004.
Davis was born in Montreal and attended the United States Military Academy.
Davis has a solidly conservative voting record; according to his congressional website, he has positioned himself as pro-life and in favor of industrial deregulation.
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