Meet James 

Leadership that believes that people matter

My name is James Davis and I was born in Bartow, Florida.  When I was six years old my mother became a widow and struggled valiantly to feed my eight brothers and sister.  Life was hard then and at the young age of fourteen I set out on my own hitchhiking to Pennsylvania where for a time I lived on the street.   In Allentown, Pennsylvania, concerned community members enrolled me in Dieruff High School.   There, as a sophomore, I placed second in the Pennsylvania State High School Wrestling Championship.  Living with my aunt in Mt. Vernon, New York, I became the two-time New York High School State Heavy Weight Wrestling Champion. I earned a full scholarship to Trinidad State College and again was undefeated in wrestling. I now have a Masters in Neurolinguistic Programming and a PhD in Religious Philosophy. I have traveled extensively, lived overseas, been a business owner, teacher, spiritual guide and am now an author. 

At the age of sixteen, I participated in the March on Washington and in the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King.   In 2008, I ran for Florida House in the Bartow area.  I am still a political wrestling champion.  I understand first-hand the importance of civil rights, justice, voting and having economic opportunity. We are at a crossroad in Central Florida.  There is a critical need for visionary leadership for our diverse community.  If elected I will work to address key issues which are important to our entire community: healthcare, education, economic development, criminal justice reform and environmental justice.  Please join me in my campaign for Florida State House District 56.

This advertisement is paid for and approved by the James Bernard Davis Campaign (Democrat) for Florida House District 56