Pontotoc County Commissioner Danny Davis’ campaign ad touts a variety of projects that have received state or federal funding in the last four years, including several bridge repairs.
As the Second District representative on the commission, Davis said he wants to continue working on fixing roads and bridges in his district.
“I think we’re doing a lot of good things for the district and for the county, and I really enjoy my job and working for the people,” he said in a phone interview Monday.
A four-year veteran of the commission, Davis is seeking a second term. He will face two opponents in the June 26 Democratic primary election: Former commissioner Carl Wages and newcomer Randy Floyd.
If one of the three candidates does not capture a simple majority of the votes in the primary election, a runoff primary would take place Aug. 28. There are no Republicans in the hunt this year, so the winner of the primary — or the runoff primary if there is one — would be elected to the commission.
Davis is a veteran of local government, having spent 11 years as a heavy-equipment operator and general maintenance worker for the county. His resume also includes 13 years’ experience working for Ada’s street and construction department.
Davis ran for the commission in 2008 and defeated former commissioner Carl Wages, who is seeking to recapture the 2nd District seat this year. But Davis declined to comment on his upcoming rematch with Wages.
Davis said if he is re-elected, he will work on securing additional funds for road and bridge projects in his district. His other priorities included continuing to work with area schools and maintaining gravel roads.
“Just have a safer district in general,” he said.