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  Davis, Gray
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameGray Davis
Address
Los Angeles, California , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 26, 1942
Died Still Living (71 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedBarack O-blame-a
Nov 22, 2012 08:54pm
Tags Moderate - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Removed From Office - Catholic -
InfoJoseph Graham "Gray" Davis, Jr.

Gray Davis was overwhelmingly elected the 37th Governor of California on November 3, 1998, winning 58 percent of the statewide vote. Despite a wave of Republican victories across the nation in 2002, Davis was re-elected to a second term with 47 percent of the statewide vote. Even as the Recall election was being certified in November 2003, Gray Davis was praised for his statesmanlike and graceful transition, and for his leadership in overseeing the efforts to combat the most extensive wildfires in California history (consuming more than 750,000 acres).

Throughout his tenure, Governor Davis made education his top priority, signing legislation to strengthen California's K-12 education system, increasing accountability in schools, and expanding access to higher education. These reforms led to the recent improvement in student SAT scores and to the improvement of student achievement scores for five consecutive years.

Governor Davis presided over California during a massive economic expansion that took California's economy from the 7th to the 5th largest economy in the world. During the economic boom, he made record investments in California's infrastructure, created four Centers of Science and Innovation on UC campuses, and expanded the state's Healthy Families program to provide health insurance for an additional 1 million children. In response to the energy crisis which threatened the public's safety and the state's economy, Governor Davis utilized emergency powers to streamline the permitting process of power plants without compromising environmental standards. This allowed for the construction of 24 new power plants and added more than 9,000 megawatts of new electricity to California's energy grid, which helped stabilize the energy market.

Shaped by his experience as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star, Gray Davis throughout his career fought to provide greater opportunities for the next generation of Californians.

Over the course of 28 years in public service, Governor Gray Davis has become known for a quiet tenacity that has made him one of the most effective problem-solvers in California government. Prior to serving as Governor, Davis served one term as Lieutenant Governor from 1995-1998. During this period he focused on his efforts to keep jobs in California and encourage new and fast-growing industries to locate and expand in the state. State Controller (1987-95), State Assemblyman (1982-86) and Chief of Staff to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. (1975-1981).

Today, Governor Davis is Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb LLP, a 250 attorney, multi-service law firm. In this capacity, he provides strategic advice and counsel to both Loeb & Loeb and its clients on numerous matters and creates opportunities to expand the firm's client base through his extensive network.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/10/2003-08/13/2003 Field Poll 22.00% ( 1.0) 70.00% ( 4.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
07/01/2003-07/13/2003 Field Poll 23.00% ( 1.0) 66.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
04/01/2003-04/06/2003 Field Poll 24.00% ( 15.0) 65.00% ( 16.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
09/10/2002-09/15/2002 Field Poll 39.00% ( 2.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
07/10/2002-07/15/2002 Field Poll 41.00% ( 2.0) 49.00% ( 5.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
04/10/2002-04/15/2002 Field Poll 39.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
01/10/2002-01/15/2002 Field Poll 39.00% ( 1.0) 53.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
12/10/2001-12/15/2001 Field Poll 38.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
09/10/2001-09/15/2001 Field Poll 38.00% ( 2.0) 52.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
05/10/2001-05/15/2001 Field Poll 36.00% ( 21.0) 55.00% ( 21.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
06/03/2011-06/13/2011 Field Poll 41.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 07, 2006 08:00pm Profile Bright Days for Gray Davis  Article Monsieur 
Aug 09, 2005 12:00pm Profile Gray Davis, reanimated  Article Monsieur 
Dec 03, 2004 12:00am News Gray Davis joins entertainment law firm  Article Summer Intern 
Jul 27, 2004 12:00am News [Gray] Davis still draws fans  Article Summer Intern 
Apr 07, 2004 12:00am News Ex-Gov. Davis stars in Yahoo ad campaign  Article ScottĀ³ 
Jan 20, 2004 12:00am News Davis re-emerges at party convention  Article Summer Intern 

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INFORMATION LINKS
Governor Gray Davis Inaugural Address January 4, 1999  Discuss
Governor Gray Davis Inaugural Address January 6, 2003  Discuss
RACES
  11/05/2002 CA Governor Won 47.26% (+4.86%)
  03/05/2002 CA Governor - D Primary Won 80.90% (+72.64%)
  11/03/1998 CA Governor Won 57.97% (+19.59%)
  06/07/1998 CA Governor - Open Primary Won 34.74% (+1.00%)
  11/08/1994 CA Lt. Governor Won 52.42% (+12.14%)
  06/07/1994 CA Lieutenant Governor - D Primary Won 90.31% (+80.61%)
  06/02/1992 CA US Senate - D Primary Lost 32.85% (-24.90%)
  11/06/1990 CA Controller Won 56.12% (+19.63%)
  06/05/1990 CA Controller - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 CA Controller Won 51.48% (+7.34%)
  06/03/1986 CA Controller - D Primary Won 50.04% (+12.26%)
  11/06/1984 CA State Assembly 43 Won 63.78% (+29.63%)
  11/02/1982 CA State Assembly 43 Won 63.43% (+26.87%)
  06/04/1974 CA Treasurer - D Primary Lost 22.18% (-23.40%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CO District 2 - D Primary - Aug 12, 2008 D Jared Polis
CA US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
CA Governor Recall - Question 1 - Oct 07, 2003 NO No
Los Angeles Mayor - Jun 05, 2001 D Antonio Villaraigosa
CA Proposition 22 - California Defense of Marriage Act - Mar 07, 2000 NO No
San Francisco District Attorney - Dec 14, 1999 D Terence Hallinan
CA US President - D Primary - Jun 05, 1984 D Gary Hart