Paul Davis, District 46
Rep. Paul Davis has served in the Kansas House of Representatives since 2003. Paul served as the Policy Chair for the House Democratic Caucus for three years and was elected House Democratic Leader in 2008. He represents the 46th House District, which covers eastern Lawrence.
Paul is a lifelong Lawrence resident. He attended Lawrence Public Schools and graduated from Lawrence High School. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Kansas, Davis went on to obtain a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. He currently practices law with the firm of Fagan, Emert & Davis, LLC in Lawrence. He resides with his wife, Stephanie, who works as a psychologist, and their daughter, Caroline.
As leader of the House Democratic caucus, Paul serves on the State Finance Council, Calendar and Printing Committee, Interstate Cooperation Committee, and the Legislative Coordinating Council. He also serves on the House Insurance Committee. Representative Davis is in charge of organizing activities of the caucus, streamlining legislative business, and uniting members on both sides of the aisle to accomplish goals for Kansas.
Prior to his service in the Kansas Legislature, Davis worked as Assistant Director of Government Affairs for former Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius. He also worked as the Legislative and Ethics Counsel to the Kansas Bar Association and served as President of the Health Care Access Clinic Board of Directors and Vice President of the Arc of Douglas County Board of Directors. Paul is a graduate of Leadership Lawrence and a former member of the Leadership Lawrence Advisory Board.