Congressman Davis addresses Federalist Society & Republican Law Society
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location: John Rogers Hall, The Pit
"One of the president's early supporters, former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, emerged on the prime-time stage at the Republican convention – giving voice to those disillusioned by the promise of the Obama White House" -via LA Times.
His talk will be centered around his personal experiences in politics. Davis’s recent topics of discussion have been voter registration and school choice.
FORMER U.S. REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA
Artur Davis is a former four-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama and a current fellow at Harvard’s prestigious Institute of Politics. Despite today’s hyper-partisan environment, Davis has made a career of advocating for the ever-narrowing political middle. Davis has never been afraid to challenge the left or the right – whether questioning liberals on Occupy Wall Street and voter ID laws or conservatives on the influence of big money in politics.
Davis represented the Seventh District of Alabama as a Democrat from 2003 to 2010. He was viewed as a rising star in the House, assuming positions of influence including a seat on the Ways and Means Committee, recruitment chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2008 cycle and co-chairman of the New Democrat Coalition. In 2008, Esquire magazine named him one of the 10 Best Congressmen in America.
In 2010, Davis was defeated in a shocking upset in the Democratic primary in his bid to become the first black elected governor in the deep South. Davis is now a columnist and commentator across a wide media spectrum. He’s a contributor to Politico’s Arena, the National Review Online, the blog The Recovering Politician and has appeared as a guest analyst on MSNBC, CNBC and the Fox Business Network.
Davis, a 1990 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University and a 1993 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, is a licensed attorney in Washington, D.C. He previously served as a federal prosecutor with a near 100-percent trial-conviction record and as a partner at the law firm SNR Denton LLP.