Davis has been a licensed general contractor "most of my life," he said. He was assistant commissioner for Tennessee Department of Human Services and was director of the Department of Motor Vehicles for Tennessee Department of Revenue. He was director for the Section 504 program for the disabled, representing the state in a six-county area including Bedford.
He served several years on the Shelbyville Municipal Planning Commission and says he never accepted the free meal offered to members.
He and his wife Faye have been married for more than 51 years.
He is a 25-year member of the Lions Club, serving as secretary for the Estill Springs club, and is a member of East Side Church of Christ.
"I realize my chances are slim of being elected," he said. "There has to be a better way out than saying 'Unless we raise your taxes, come September we are broke.'
"It is difficult for me to imagine a company comes in and builds us a beautiful hospital and doctor's building, and three years later we do not have a traffic light that was part of the original approval process. After all, they paid for it.
"If you think the city is run well, then you should vote for [incumbent Wallace] Cartwright. If not, then I would appreciate your write-in vote."