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North Carolina Legislator Profile: Sen. Don Davis (D-Greene, Pitt)

Sen. Don Davis (D-Greene, Pitt) is currently serving his fifth term in the North Carolina Senate. Before his election, Davis taught sociology at Lenoir Community College, Pitt Community College, and East Carolina University. He also served eight years of active duty in the Air Force. Davis got his start in politics as the mayor of Snow Hill, serving from 2001 to 2008.

Davis supported Republican leadership instead of standing up for the people in his district. Davis voted for a Republican budgets that shortchanged teachers and cut taxes for corporations instead of raising per pupil spending. He again stood with Republicans and voted to dismantle health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Read more here.

Davis (2nd from right) with Republican legislators (from left) Rep. Humphrey, Rep. Bell, Sen. Perry, Rep. Dixon.
Summary

Davis voted to dismantle health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

  • Senate Republicans amended a school safety bill to include provisions intended to destabilize the Affordable Care Act by allowing nonprofits to offer stripped-down health care plans
  • The plans that would have been allowed under H933 would open the door for health insurance plans that discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, cause premiums to skyrocket

Davis voted for a Republican budget that shortchanged teachers and cut taxes for corporations instead of raising per pupil spending

  • Many educators, including veterans of 25 years, only saw an increase of $30 a month, merely a tank of gas.

Read the full report here.