Two Candidates for the Davis County Sheriff Decision Speak Pasts and Position

Dave Davis and Mike Davidson vye for the position of Davis County Sheriff.
Dave Davis and Mike Davidson vye for the position of Davis County Sheriff.(KYOU)
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - It’s Davis against Davidson for the role of Davis County Sheriff.

Incumbent Democrat Sheriff David Davis, ending his third term, and running for a fourth, says he loves the job. “This is a great way for me to give back to my community. It’s been really great for my family and I for years and I still enjoy the job. I’ve got a very good staff of deputies that are well trained. They’re a reflection of me. They do the job well.”

And though he’s been Sheriff since 2008, his says his past work before this position is still relevant. "I started up as a full time deputy, graduated the Iowa Law Enforcement academy and hit the ground running from there. With that I’ve been a resident here since 1970 and most people know me.

Davis recognizes the close-knit community of Davis County, and wants to be there for the people.

“My phone number’s out there whether it’s at home or. I want my staff to be giving my number out if they want to just specifically talk to me. I don’t try and hold that from the public.”

And there’s Republican Candidate Mike Davidson, a State Patrol officer, who’s stepping up to run after being asked for the past few elections.

“Sheriff Davis and I started in law enforcement at the same time in the reservers. That actually started that desire. So what opportunities do we have to actually progress through this, and not being a certified or full time law enforcement officer at the time, you start thinking about those things.”

And he has his idea of what law enforcement should be.

“I believe the serve and protect that you used to see on the patrol cars is a very important thing. I think the protect is emphasized these days and I think it’s time to bring back the serve.”

He says he’s bringing a servant’s attitude to the position.

"I recognize this is a position where you need to be responsible to the people that have selected you for that position. So I’m bringing in an open mind and a willingness to listen to everyone. Not just the select few, to everyone.”

These two men will be on the ballot on November 3rd.

Copyright 2020 KYOU. All rights reserved.