June 7, 2021–4:52 p.m.
Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis today announced she has entered the race for Congress in northwest Georgia’s 14th District.
“We need a true Northwest Georgia voice for our communities,” said Davis. “I’ll focus on getting results for our families, not chasing national attention with embarrassing, erratic conspiracy theories.”
While a Rome City Commissioner for the past eight years, Wendy has cut red tape to help businesses thrive and made city services more efficient and responsive. She’s a champion for sports as economic development and quality of life advancements and was instrumental in bringing professional baseball to Rome.
Wendy’s years of service reveal her to be a leader who is never afraid to ask tough questions, and she is a determined advocate for neighborhoods and innovative ideas. Always committed to transparency, Wendy listens to citizens’ concerns and genuinely seeks active participation from all corners of the city.
“What matters most to me is making the lives of Northwest Georgians better,” Davis continued. “It doesn’t matter where an idea comes from – if it’s good for our families, our kids, and our communities, I’ll work with anyone to make it a reality.”
Commissioner Davis added: “We don’t need more obstruction and extremism out of Washington – it’s time to get things done again.”
“The person who we send to Washington to represent us should truly represent us,” Davis continued. “Instead, we have someone who only looks out for herself. She can be a social media star and cable news darling on her own time. She can push conspiracy theories and outlandish lies on her own dime.”
“We deserve a representative who will get things done for Northwest Georgia —a representative for US.. That’s who I’ve always been, and that’s who I’ll continue to be in Washington.”
Wendy knows our communities, our way of life, and the values that make our part of Georgia special.
Davis’ roots in northwest Georgia go back five generations, and her family’s commitment to service runs deep.
Growing up, Wendy’s family faced their share of tough times, just like so many families in this area. Her dad was a WWII veteran and insurance agent, and her mom, a nurse by trade, eventually started her own small business as a seamstress.
As role models, Wendy’s parents taught her the importance of faith, family, and community. She watched her mom navigate the VA medical system to make sure her dad and uncles got the care they’d earned by serving their country and learned first-hand how important it is to have an advocate by your side.
Some dads teach their kids to hunt – Wendy’s taught her to field ground balls, sparking a lifelong passion for baseball — a love she was able to merge with her love of Rome in 2001 when Floyd County needed a leader to step up and rally the community around an ambitious plan to bring baseball to Rome.
Leading that volunteer effort brought results for Wendy’s community. Today, State Mutual Stadium is in its 18th year as the home of the Rome Braves, bringing two league championships, tons of family fun, and millions of dollars in economic impact — from the dozens of jobs created to the revenue generated by the visitors who eat, sleep and shop in our region.
In 2013, after more than a decade working in the community, Wendy went to work for the community. She ran for—and won— a seat on the Rome City Commission. Wendy went to work pitching in around the community – getting potholes filled, helping businesses start, and making sure kids attended safe schools
Wendy has cut red tape to help businesses thrive and to make city services more efficient and responsive. She has a “let’s make things better” attitude, and you’ll find her rooting for Rome just as hard as she roots for her Rome Braves.
Now, Wendy’s running for Congress to be a voice for US. She knows we have real challenges facing our communities: helping our small businesses get back on track to prosperity, lifting up our kids as they overcome the gaps in their education, supporting families who are struggling through grief and unexpected economic turmoil, and reconnecting neighbors who have been pushed apart by those who seek to divide our nation.
Wendy knows that good ideas don’t come from Washington; solutions to our complex problems come from the people in communities like ours. And she knows we can get a whole lot done if members of Congress would stop making spectacles of themselves and just spend some time looking out for US.