Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis says he will set up an exploratory committee for the 2015 mayor's race in his hometown of Montgomery.
Davis says he will establish the committee on Aug. 25, one year before the election. The former congressman says he will enter the race for mayor if the exploratory committee determines the resources and grassroots support are there for a campaign.
Davis made the announcement in an opinion article for al.com.
Former U.S Rep. Arthur Davis is considering a move back to his hometown of Montgomery and possibly a run for mayor in 2015.
Davis told al.com that he has been talking to old friends in Montgomery about the city's future and will have something specific to say in July. Davis said local government is the one place where elected officials have a chance to get something done. He said Washington is the place where good ideas go to die.
Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis will address the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Davis served as Barack Obama's Alabama campaign chairman four years ago and gave the seconding speech for Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention. But the Republican National Convention announced Thursday that Davis will speak later this month at the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., to support Mitt Romney.
Davis lost Alabama's Democratic primary for governor in 2010. Then he moved to Virginia and switched parties.
On this episode of Alabama Life - Congressman Artur Davis visits congregations in his district whose church buildings were burned. A convenience store in Snead offers free drinks for knowing Bible verses. Hear a report from Mardi Gras in Mobile. And listen to snow stories from the Storyteller.
The recent string of church burnings caught the attention of the nation, including Congressman Artur Davis. He toured four of those churches in his district and spoke with APR's Brett Tannehill about what he saw.