WMC-TV (Memphis) - Greg Davis announces run for Congress - In Southaven City Hall, his picture hangs on the wall. His placard reads mayor. But his volunteers prepped campaign signs for a totally separate election as Southaven Mayor Greg Davis officially announced that he's running for United States Congress. "We want to do for the first congressional district what we've done here for Southaven which is promote the economy growth. Have less government so to speak, cut the governmental beaureaucratic red tape," Davis said.
Commercial Appeal - Southaven's Davis joins growing list of Congress hopefuls - Southaven Mayor Greg Davis officially opened his campaign for the First Congressional District seat. A special, nonpartisan election to be called by Barbour will fill the House seat, which represents a large swath of North Mississippi, until a permanent replacement is chosen during regular March primary elections and the November general election. Davis is participating in both elections. Among others in attendance were all the area mayors and local and state politicians that included state Sen. Merle Flowers, state Rep. Ted Mayhall and state Sen. Doug Davis, who is a distant relative. Davis then presented his agenda, which includes bringing economic growth to the district that encompasses DeSoto, Tate and Marshall counties. He also vowed to fight to get the troops needed weapons and equipment to "win the war on terror" and to "keep the borders safe" by opposing legislation dealing with illegal immigration.