Carson Ulysses Davis
Carson at the Inauguration of Susan Kwon in 2020
Chief Alderman of Bernheim
Assumed office |
December 16, 2012
Charles II |
|Preceded by||William Davis|
4th Parliamentary District |
City of Bernheim
|Member of the House of Commons from San Joaquin|
December 16, 1996 – December 16, 2000
|Preceded by||Travis King|
|Succeeded by||Evan Davis|
|Kingdom of Sierra Senator from San Joaquin|
December 16, 2000 – December 16, 2012
Serving with Karen Strong and Nolan Peters
|Preceded by||Thomas J. Adams|
|Succeeded by||Nathan Ross|
Carson Ulysses Davis
December 9, 1970
Bernheim, San Joaquin, Kingdom of Sierra
|Residence||Bernheim, San Joaquin|
University of Sierra, Bernheim (economics, finance) |
The firstborn son of William Davis, the seven-term Chief Alderman of Bernheim, he was naturally selected to be the Davis family's political successor with the death of his father in 2011. Carson's brother, Evan Davis was selected to replace him as Commoner of the 4th district in 2000, while in 2012 his Senatorial seat was succeeded by Nathan Ross. All three faced minimal opposition from the Royalist Party of Sierra and heavily outspent their opponents in their 2012 campaigns. He has supported maintaining the low cost-of-living of the city and his father's ordinances and was key in striking several government contracts with the military to bring military hardware production back to the city. His pro-republican ideology and defense of cultural republicanism has made him very popular among both the citizens of Bernheim and those within the rest of San Joaquin and the Styxie.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Davis was born on December 9, 1970 in Bernheim, San Joaquin, and is the oldest brother of three born to then Bernheim Steelworks foreman, William Davis, later Chief Alderman of Berneim and school teacher Angelina Davis. His father is of Hoosier origin, while his mother was from Porciúncula. His father and mother both dedicated the majority of their time to their work, generally neglected their son in early youth. His fathers alcoholism greatly affected his home life and caused him to leave at age 15, where he jumped house to house. He secured a job at the Bernheim Trainyard later that year.
His attendance at Western Bernheim High School during his second year as a Sophomore were sporadic and his attendance issues because of his job caused him to drop out of school. Disconnected to his father, his knowledge of his father running for office came to a surprise to him whenever he begun seeing advertisements for his fathers election. Returning to see his father and mother at the age of 16, he found his return was unwanted and his new younger brothers had taken his spot. His fathers campaign was successful because of his ability to build a coalition between the Steelworkers and Trainyard to reject the Asian influence in the city's local Democratic-Republican chapter. He returned to school in the spring semester and eventually proceeded to become a incredibly successful student. He began studying heavily in the success story of Warren Buffett and began investing his personal earnings in the Porciúncula Stock Exchange where he bought stock in primarily start up companies.
Education & Founding of SteelYard[edit | edit source]
Interested in gaining a higher education, he decided to leave Bernheim Trainyard on good terms, and applied for the University of Sierra, Bernheim in 1988. He majored in finance and economics were he excelled and became increasingly interested in investment and mortgage banking. He was the only non-Jewish or Asian member of his graduating class, which he blamed on the schools affirmative action policies. During his sophomore year of college he left his dorm room in order to rent a house with his brother, Evan, who was kicked out by their father for the discovery of his brothers homosexuality. Davis encouraged his brother to continue his education while he maintained their living; to which Evan says was the only way he was able to finish high school and enter Stanford and earn a bachelors in political science and gain entry into the schools law program; earning a Juris Doctorate from the esteemed school. Davis graduated from the University of Sierra in 1992, leaving to found his own investment company; the SteelYard Bank which managed several of the local mortgages for the workers of the two entities.
He acquired several hundred mortgages during the fears of the mid 90's, when several large Porciúncula institutions were fearful of a subprime lending crisis would occur. Several of the landowners of the city began protesting William Davis's city ordinances which began to drive several land owners away. Carson bought several homes in response to several thousand home closures. Williams and Carson still maintained heated and contested differences which prevailed during the crisis. Carson helped build the 2002 case Reynolds v. City of Bernheim against his father. Davis's SteelYard became the largest land owning company in the city during the turmoil and eventually became a powerful institution within the province. Davis also provided generous investments to those practicing in the Dot-com bubble, and became entrenched in San Francisco and San Jose. He sold his shares in the tech industry in 1999, claiming that most of the assets were "toxic", although he kept his assets in Apple Inc. and Google intact. Since his founding of his company he has claimed that he has found investing in commodities and manufacturing more fulfilling than that of services.
Political career[edit | edit source]
In 1996, Davis became interested in running for Chief Alderman against his father but was discouraged by several leaders at the railyard and steelworks and was instead pushed to instead represent the city on a national level. Several close advisers claimed that his father was so entrenched in the cities politics that his ability to usurp him in the primaries was unrealistic. Facing Royalist candidate, John Hu a local Chinese convenience store owner, the two battled over the local economics with the primary issue being the issue of the Democratic-Republican's position on economic issues. Davis won the election by 39%, with several political analyst considering the district one of the most heavily Democratic-Republican leaning, that the election was favored heavily in favor of Davis. Hu, his supporters and the national party claimed that racism played a large role in the election.
Royalists were unable to obtain any real opposition against Davis and his father who held tightly on the cities' most influential employers. While in the party, several contenders tried to match the Davis's, none were able to take advantage of the ongoing dispute between the two. Davis led a ruthless offensive within the San Joaquin Democratic-Republican Party to remove supports of his father which was seen at a provincial level as a family political coup d'état. During his time in the House of Commons, he developed several political enemies who deemed him as a "ruthless yuppie" that only gained prominence due to poor Sierran markets during the late 80's and early 90's. Davis actively supported the War on Terror and voted in favor with the Royalists on sending Sierran troops to Syria and other parts of the Middle East; his position was ultimately defended when his younger brother Randolph Davis joined the Sierran Crown Armed Forces and was deployed to participate in the Battle of Baghdad.
Political Positions[edit | edit source]
Fiscal Policy[edit | edit source]
Foreign policy[edit | edit source]
Republicanism[edit | edit source]
Davis identifies as a republican in both the cultural and political sense. In 2013, he voiced support for abolition and said that he would defend his position "til the last man". He's voiced criticism towards the monarchy multiple times throughout his career most notable in 2015 when he accused Charles II of being guilty of attempted war crimes with his support to the Mexico Resolution and the call to invade the country and the ascension of Elizabeth II as the country's ruling monarch where he controversially referred to her as an "inexperienced silver-spooned girl" in an interview given two weeks after she ascended to the thrown. He was extremely critical of interim Prime Minister Preston Bolivar's decision to occupy and segregate republican and monarchist neighborhoods in Plumas after Steven Hong's assassination, calling the action "discriminatory" and "a clear ultra-royalist power grab". During and after the Red Rock Castle crisis, Davis would openly support the immediate removal of "tyrant-in-chief" (a reference to Elizabeth II and endorse the republican elements of Susan Kwon's campaign during the 2020 federal election.
Climate change[edit | edit source]
Davis has called climate change "a grave threat to the Styxie, Sierra, and the rest of the world" saying that action was needed and must be carried out immediately. He's voiced support to the Green Tomorrow Act and signed an executive order to begin a major economic and infrastructure project in Bernheim to transform the city to green energy and has implemented policies to help create jobs in the new green energy field. Davis has been critical of Nemesis Heartwell and the Royalist Party's denial of climate change calling them "ignorant anti-scientific delusional fools" in a 2018 interview. He is supportive of efforts to combat climate change by Prime Minister Susan Kwon.
Electoral record[edit | edit source]
|San Joaquin 4th House of Common district election, 1996|
|San Joaquin 4th House of Common district election, 1998|
|Democratic-Republican||Carson Davis (unopposed)||43,380||98.28||+90.20%"|
|San Joaquin 4th House of Common district election, 2000|
|Democratic-Republican||Carson Davis (unopposed)||49,380||98.28||-1.3%"|
|San Joaquin 4th House of Common district election, 2002|
|Democratic-Republican||Carson Davis (unopposed)||32,380||99.13|
|Sierran Senatorial election for San Joaquin, 2004|