Rusty Davis qualifies for District 4
Published 6:49 am Saturday, March 8, 2014
Rusty Davis of Decatur County qualified for the District 4 seat of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners Thursday morning.
Davis, a lifelong resident of Decatur County, is a farmer and said Thursday he is running to bring unity to the city and county as well as farming representation in the elected body.
Frank Loeffler, who announced this week he would not be seeking reelection, currently holds the District 4 seat of the Decatur County Commission. As of Friday, the last day of qualifying for the May primaries, Davis is running opposed by R- Joe Putnal and R-Edward “Ted” Snell. Davis is running as a Democrat.
Davis and his brother Jerry Davis own and operate Davis Farms, where the two farm peanuts and cotton.
“I just feel like the county needs some representation from the farming community and I have been farming all of my life and I feel like I can help the county,” Davis said after qualifying.
Davis is currently the Vice President of Sowega Cotton, Inc. and chairman of the Farm Service Agency County Committee. Davis also served four years on the Decatur County Tax Assessor Board.
He said he would like to see the city and county begin to work together on issues in the future.
“One thing I would like to do is work on the issue between the city and county,” Davis said. “We need to get together and the county commissioners need to work with the city instead of these two groups trying to always work apart.”
Davis and his wife Charlotte have one daughter Amanda who lives is Ocala, Fla.
Davis is a member of First United Methodist Church.