|Rep. Tina Davis
141st Legislative District
State Rep. Tina Davis was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010 to serve the 141st Legislative District.
Her road from local real estate agent to state representative wasn't rocky as much as it was wet.
As a resident of Bristol Township, Rep. Davis was frustrated by the flooding her neighborhood experienced when it rained. Not one to sit by and let someone else take care of things, she went to the township office to see what she could do.
She joined the township roads committee and worked to get the flooding problem addressed, which involved many issues, including road repairs and drainage.
In working to solve the local flooding problems, Rep. Davis realized that she enjoyed helping others, and in 2006, ran for and was elected to Bristol Township Council. She was council vice president and also served on the finance, pension, and building, planning and zoning committees until her election to the state House.
During her time as a councilwoman, Rep. Davis made economic development and helping families her priorities.
She was involved in the creation of a Keystone Opportunity Zone to develop a major vacant property and bring jobs to the area. She worked with county, state and federal agencies to secure grants to renovate the municipal building, help local fire companies, and obtain a new street sweeper truck and new camera truck for the sewage treatment plant. She successfully applied for a low-interest state loan to renovate the sewer plant and for road and drainage projects.
She also implemented the only township-funded program in Bucks County to aid homeowners who are facing foreclosure.
Rep. Davis finds great similarities between real estate and politics: she said in both professions you put people first, and find creative ways to solve their problems.
Rep. Davis is a 1983 graduate of LaSalle University with a degree in computer science. She and her husband Jim own a small local trucking business, but their priorities always revolve around their three children: son James, and daughters Taylor and Cameron.
Rep. Davis is a hockey mom, loves to cook and has volunteered as a basketball coach, room mom at her children's schools, and with the local Girls Scouts and the American Cancer Society. She has also served as a state Democratic committeeperson.