Brigham Young University (Bachelor of Arts). University of Idaho (Juris Doctor).
Early Life and Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, Davis was raised in Idaho. Davis received a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in 1978 and a Juris Doctor in 1980 from the University of Idaho"s College of Law in Moscow. Following his graduation he was co-counsel on a tax case before the United States Supreme Court in 1990 (Davis vs United States of America, 495 United States 472).
In 1998, Davis was elected to the Idaho Senate.
He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, United States District Court, District of Idaho and District of Arizona, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court. Since 2001, Davis has been a commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL).
Since his election, he has chaired several interim committees, including Guardianship/Conservatorship and Task Force to Study Campaign Financing for Judicial Elections. Davis is also a co-author of Use of Legislative History: Willow Witching for Legislative Intent, 43 University of Idaho College of Law Review 585 (2007).
Davis is currently serving on the following committees
Judiciary & Rules
Member, Boy Scouts of America
Member, Idaho Falls Education Advisory Council since 1998
Rotarian, Idaho Falls Rotary Club since 1983
Board Member, Idaho Law Review Advisory Board, College of Law, University of Idaho (2006–2007)
Board Member, Eastern Idaho Special Services Agency (2000–2004)
Member, Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium Organ Fun (1989–1990).
He is currently the Idaho Senate Majority Leader, a member of Legislative Council, and a board member of the Idaho Bond Bank Authority.
Married Marion Woffinden, August 18, 1976. Children: Christopher, Weston, Cameron, Jill, Rebecca, Annie.