Bruce Davis will run for 6th Congressional District

01/23/2014 6:54 PM

01/23/2014 6:55 PM

Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis, a Democrat, wants the 6th District seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Howard Coble.

Davis, of High Point, has been a Guilford County commissioner since 2002. He ran, unsuccessfully, for state Senate three times in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

So far the only other Democratic candidate in the race is Laura Fjeld, former vice president and general counsel for the UNC system. She announced last year.

The Republican field for Coble’s seat, which represents 10 counties including parts of Orange, Durham and Granville, is more crowded. So far the announced GOP candidates are: Greensboro City Council member Zack Matheny; Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr.; Rev. Mark Walker of Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro; Rev. Dan Collison, the former senior pastor at Dillon Road Baptist Church in Jamestown; and Don Webb, a Wells Fargo financial adviser from High Point.

Davis said he plans to run an “aggressive, boots-on-the-ground campaign,” and he believes his diverse team will be the key to his success in a district that tends to vote Republican.

His campaign team includes former Guilford County interim manager Sharisse Fuller and former Guilford County Board of Commissioners chairman Melvin Alston, who is now running for state senate.

If elected, Davis said he will represent “everyday citizens, not cater to the special interests of wealth corporations.”

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