State Rep. Randy Davis (R-Daphne) announced on Friday that he is ending his candidacy for the office of Baldwin County Probate Judge and will, instead, consider other options to continue his decades-long commitment to public service. Earlier this year, Davis had announced he would not seek re-election to the Alabama House seat he has held since 2002.
“After 16 years in the Alabama Legislature and 35 years in education, it is obvious that serving my fellow citizens is a commitment I feel deeply, but I have determined that the office of Baldwin County Probate Judge is simply not a good fit for me at this time,” Davis said. “I will continue to keep an open mind and explore other opportunities that will allow me to continue to serve the people of Baldwin County in the future.”
Davis currently serves as state representative for Alabama’s House District 96 and chairs the body’s Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee. He also holds seats on the Agriculture and Forestry Committee, the Insurance Committee, and the agenda-setting Rules Committee.
As co-chair of the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment, Davis shouldered the task of drawing fair and constitutional lines for each of Alabama’s 105 House districts, 35 Senate districts, seven congressional districts, and state school board districts. A federal court recently awarded its approval to the House district maps that Davis submitted for review.
Davis also serves as chairman of the Baldwin County Delegation and is a member of the Mobile County Delegation. In 2010 and 2012, Davis received the distinguished Governor’s Legislative Conservationist of the Year, while winning the Governor’s Conservationist of the Year Award in 2011. In addition, Davis has served on the Executive Committee of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program since 2006.
Prior to his retirement in 2004, Davis served as a teacher, administrator, and executive to the superintendent of the Mobile County Public Schools and was public relations coordinator for the Baldwin County Public Schools. He went on to become Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Mobile until 2014.
Davis and his wife, Martha, have been married for 42 years and have one son.