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Mike Davis – President

New Frontier Democratic Club, President Michael R. Davis, has spent his career working as a public administrator at all four levels of government here in Los Angeles, California, after completion of his graduating education. He has served as a member on the National Council of the American Society of Public Administration and now serves as the liaison to the Bureau of Contract Administration in his role as Commissioner of the Los Angeles City Department of Public Works.

A former State Assembly member, Mike Davis now serves as one of five Commissioners for the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, after representing the 48th District (South Los Angeles and Koreatown – Wilshire area) from 2006 to 2012. He served as Vice Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus. He also served as chair on the Select Committee on Rail Transportation. Additionally, Mr. Davis was a member of Los Angeles Coliseum Commission and California Cultural and Historical Endowment Commission. He served as Chair of the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee, as well as, past member of the Select Committee on the Preservation of the Entertainment Industry.

Prior to assuming office, Mike Davis served as a Senior Deputy Supervisor for Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, where he was responsible for South Los Angeles and served as liaison to Public Works. Previously, Mr. Davis was also District Director for Congresswoman Maxine Waters during her tenure in both the California State Assembly and United States Congress.

Mike Davis was elected President of the New Frontier Democratic Club. He served as a member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party-Central Committee and the Democratic National Committee. He was elected super delegate to the 1992, 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions. Mr. Davis was a Presidential surrogate for Senator Barack Obama for his 2008 Presidential Election. He was appointed as a Barack Obama Delegate at the 2008 DNC, and reappointed at 2012 DNC.

Mike Davis was a recipient of many awards over the years: the 48th Assembly District 2004 Democrat of the Year; 2008 Legislator of the Year for California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials; 2009 Outstanding Legislator by California Sheriffs Association. He additionally received the USC Black Alumni Association, 2010 Kilgore Service Award and along with the 2011 Tom Bradley Award from the American Society for Public Administration. Other recognition includes the 2011 Legislator of the Year from the Los Angeles National Women’s Political Caucus; and 2012 Political Achievement Award from New Frontier Democratic Club.

Mike Davis received his History Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; a Masters of Public Administration from Cal State Northridge; and a Masters of Arts in Behavioral Science with a concentration in Negotiations and Conflict Management from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Mr. Davis also completed Innovations in Governance, State and Local Government Program at Harvard University, and is the first elected official to obtain the Executive Master of Leadership Degree from USC’s School of Policy, Planning and Development.

Mr. Davis started The Images of Blacks in America Symposium at UCLA, which is a conference for High School and College Students, as well as Professionals. Mr. Davis also, served as Chairman of the Western Regional Social Action Committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and past member of the National Social Action Commission. Mr. Davis also served on the Black Advisory Committee to the Los Angeles Police Department Commission.