Charlie Davis throws his hat into the ring
February 27, 2009

Charlie Davis of Webb city recently has declared himself a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives 128th district seat in 2010. With him, at left, is US Representative Roy Blunt (R-7).

Charlie Davis of Webb City has filed the necessary Missouri Ethics Commission's committee organization paperwork required to run in 2010 on the Republican ticket for the Missouri House of Representatives 128th District seat that will be vacated by Bryan Stevenson.

A part of the Joplin business community for the past 20 years, Davis' focus will be on issues involving small business and economic development. Treasurer for the Jasper County Republican Central Committee, Davis champions smaller, more effective government, increased parental influence in children's education, citizen's right to keep and bear arms, job creation and the protection from the effects of illegal immigration. He believes that his pro-life, pro-2nd amendment and pro-family stances have earned him the respect of local community leaders and that citizens should be guaranteed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness based upon the wisdom of the country's founding fathers.

Davis, 43, was born in Fayetteville, NC, and as an "army brat," graduated from the Karlsruhe American High School in Karlssruhe, Germany. He enlisted in the navy and served six years before being honorably discharged. In 1989 he moved to Missouri to assist his parents who had bought the Software Center currently located on Seventh Street in Joplin.

Davis is a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church of Carthage where he is bus director for Sunday School children, and church treasurer and deacon. He is married to Laura Lujuan Lee, formerly of Exeter. They have three children; Timothy (9), Jennifer (14) and Robert (15 months). The two oldest are homeschooled.

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