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

Artur Davis FORMER U.S. REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA 

"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.


Biography:

Artur Davis

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.



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Heather Rahhal
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