TROY — Sunup to sundown. Those are the hours newly elected U. S. Congressman Warren Davidson is working as he immerses himself in the responsibilities of his new job in Washington, D.C. He spoke with Troy Rotarians during their weekly meeting on August 9th to share more of what he plans to do while representing Ohio’s 8th Congressional District.
Davidson won the race to occupy the seat vacated by former Speaker John Boehner, when Boehner resigned from office in October 2015. The swearing in ceremony took place June 9, and Davidson has been busy gaining knowledge on upcoming appropriations bills and votes. His priorities include reducing the influence of government on businesses and the lives of individual citizens. He wants to fix the country’s health care, our military and foreign policy areas while diligently protecting the United States Constitution from erosion. He’s also been active in researching important topics, such as the Zika virus and how to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease. He is looking forward to January 2017 when his full term will begin.
A native Buckeye and Troy businessman, Davidson enlisted in the Army after high school and witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall while serving in Germany. Thanks to his work ethic and strong leadership skills, he was offered the chance to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in the top 10 percent of the class and then held positions in distinguished units: The Old Guard, the 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division. Once he completed his service and returned to civilian life, he earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, graduating with honors. He is based in Troy and has an office at 12 South Plum Street, right across from the Court House. To learn more about Davidson, visit www.davidson.house.gov.
Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, over $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, visit troyohiorotary.org.