Glenn Davis

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Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2014
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position(s): Virginia Beach City Council from 2009 – 2013

Delegate Glenn Davis is a public servant, business owner, and serial entrepreneur.

In the Virginia General Assembly, Glenn is one of Virginia’s leading advocates for economic development, regulatory and tax reform, and helping grow Virginia’s small businesses. His initiatives in these areas have earned him multiple awards and honors from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, including Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate Award (2015), Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2016), Advancement of Innovation and Technology Award (2017), and multiple Free Enterprise Awards for his legislation on Virginia’s Business Climate, as well as Workforce and Education (2018)

About

Glenn Davis

Source: Campaign page

Delegate Glenn Davis is a public servant, business owner, and serial entrepreneur.

Glenn began his entrepreneurial career in a one-bedroom apartment in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There, he started his first company, a telecommunications management firm which soon became a leading telecom business garnering many awards and in 2007 was named by the Inc. 5000 as one of the 100 fastest growing IT companies in America. 

Over Glenn’s 19 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive, he has developed a proven track record in business, and has received numerous awards including the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship and has spoken at national conferences and business schools.

In the Virginia General Assembly, Glenn is one of Virginia’s leading advocates for economic development, regulatory and tax reform, and helping grow Virginia’s small businesses. His initiatives in these areas have earned him multiple awards and honors from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, including Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate Award (2015), Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2016), Advancement of Innovation and Technology Award (2017), and multiple Free Enterprise Awards for his legislation on Virginia’s Business Climate, as well as Workforce and Education (2018). 

In 2017, Glenn sought the Republican nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor, traveling over 60,000 miles across Virginia in a grassroots campaign. His issues-based campaign and focus on improving the lives of Virginians from all regions and backgrounds earned respect and support from all across the Commonwealth. Glenn emerged from the campaign as a pre-eminent leader for Virginia Republicans on economic and regulatory reform.

Representing the 84th House of Delegates District in the Virginia General Assembly, Glenn serves on the Education, Transportation, and General Laws Committees. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science and chaired its Cyber Security and Blockchain subcommittees.

Prior to joining the House of Delegates, Glenn was twice elected to the Virginia Beach City Council, in 2008 and 2012. Glenn is a graduate of the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program, a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, a member and past president of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Southeast Virginia, has served as Chairman of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads, and sits on the Board of Governors of Green Run Collegiate, a charter school connected to the Green Run community where he grew up. 

Glenn and his wife, Chelle, live in Virginia Beach and are both very active in the community and charitable efforts throughout Hampton Roads.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Telecommunications

Education


  • George Mason University

    O/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program

Awards

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, “Rising 25” (2005)
Inside Business Magazine, Top 40 Under 40 (2006)
Inc. 5000 (2007, 2008)
Regent School of Global Leadership Entrepreneurial Excellence Award (2010)
Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate (2015), Economic Competitiveness Award (2015)
Children’s Harbor, Safe Harbor Award (2015)

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1973
  • Place of Birth: Norfolk, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Spouse: Chelle

Membership & Affiliation

Green Run Collegiate (board of governors)
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads
Southeast Virginia Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Virginia Beach Rotary
Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership (2007)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Maura Pratt
Administrative Assistant During Session: Smokie Crews

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1084

District Office
One Columbus Center #695
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 802-4982

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Glenn R. Davis Jr. (R)10,58251.16%
Karen P. Mallard (D)10,08248.74%
Write-In (Write-in)210.10%
TOTAL20,685

2017 State DelegateArray

Glenn Davis (R)10,83551.6%
Veronica Richardson Coleman (D)10,09348.1%
Write In (Write-in)520.2%
TOTAL20,980

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

DAVIS JR, GLENN R has run in 3 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $609,058.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Transportation
Education
General Laws

Subcommittees

Education – Subcommittee #1
Education – Subcommittee #2 General Laws – Subcommittee #2
General Laws – Subcommittee #2
General Laws – Subcommittee #4
Transportation – Subcommittee #1
Transportation – Subcommittee #2

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

  • Chief Patron
  • Chief Co-Patron
  • Co-Patron

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Governance

Innovative Solutions

Glenn has identified bold, innovative solutions to many of the problems facing our Commonwealth. Whether tax, education, or job-creation, Glenn believes Virginia should work to replace outdated policies with new innovative policies, taking advantage of recent technology to create better efficiencies and cut the cost of government.

Glenn, at his own expense, has visited MIT to identify 21st-Century coal research, traveled to Estonia to better understand 21st-Century robotics manufacturing opportunities, and worked to identify new technology to bring high-speed bandwidth to homes in rural Virginia.

Civil Rights

2nd Amendment

Troughout high school, Glenn shot 3-position smallbore rifle competitively for his school’s NJROTC unit and as part of a rifle team out of Langley Air Force Base.  Today Glenn enjoys various shooting sports including skeet, sporting clays, and long range precision shooting.

Glenn believes that Virginia should protect the rights secured by the Second Amendment while ensuring that the necessary laws exist to keep firearms out of the hands of those that should not possess them.

Economy

Virginia used to be #1 in the nation for business and job growth. Now Virginia continues to fall in and out of the top 10 and has the 30th worst tax policies in the nation. 

Glenn is an entrepreneur and has the history and experience to eliminate the tax and regulatory burdens that are holding back economic opportunities for Virginians. His initiatives in these areas have earned him multiple awards and honors from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, including Freshman Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Business Advocate Award (2015), Champion of Free Enterprise Award (2016), and Advancement of Innovation and Technology (2017).

Education

Glenn is extremely passionate about the education of our children. He has been heavily involved in numerous initiatives including SOL reforms to reduce the number of standardized tests in our schools and additional opportunities for our students with disabilities. Additionally, Glenn has focused on growing opportunities for students to graduate high school with a high tech skill set in the trades, allowing them to enter high wage careers right out of high school, without the additional burden of college debt.

Glenn has also seen the benefits of charter schools first hand serving on the Governing Board of Green Run Collegiate, a charter school in Virginia Beach he helped create.

Life & Family

Glenn supports policies that strengthen our families and keep our communities safe. As a pro-life conservative, Glenn believes that we should further streamline the adoption process so women can be more confident that their babies will not end up lost, growing up inside a governmental system, but rather in a loving home, allowing not only their child to achieve their dreams, but also allowing loving couples to reach theirs.

Glenn also recognizes that the family is the bedrock of any functioning society and will support policies that strengthen our families and keep our communities safe.

News

Twitter

Videos

Speeches

I’m Done With Political Charlatans
Glenn Davis
Published on February 23, 2018
By: Glenn Davis

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