Glenn Davis knows what it takes to create jobs because he has over ten years of experience as a small businessman.
As a passionate advocate for Virginia Beach, he will work to make our city a high tech hub for growing technology firms.
Glenn Davis is an entrepreneur who knows how to help businesses grow. From turning a company started in a one-bedroom apartment into a regional telecommunications company, to acquiring and running a nation-wide technology franchise, Glenn speaks from experience. Unlike too many elected officials, Glenn has often said the words “You’re hired!”, and has worked throughout this tough economy to bring more jobs to Virginia Beach.
In the House of Delegates, Glenn Davis will continue to help small businesses succeed by limiting regulations, making it easier to expand and hire while attracting new businesses to relocate here.
Today, investing in new business technology means higher annual property taxes for a business. Glenn Davis believes that encouraging businesses to reinvest in technology will increase their productivity and lead to a more skilled workforce trained on the newest technology. By making a property tax category specific to technology equipment and allowing cities and counties the option to exempt business property taxes on that equipment, we will attract higher paying jobs and make Virginian’s the most skilled workforce in the country. Let’s make Virginia the “technology corridor”.
Energy independence is vital for the long term security of our nation. In Virginia, off-shore energy exploration has the potential to create over 18,000 good-paying jobs right here in the Commonwealth.
Glenn Davis supports environmentally responsible exploration and drilling for oil and natural gas as well as expanding our capacity for nuclear power in Virginia. In addition to thousands of new jobs, offshore drilling in Virginia would bring nearly $8 billion in new capital investment. This is new revenue for better schools, roads and more police officers to keep our streets safe. We should also move forward with alternative, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, and renew our commitment to coal, which is responsible for thousands of Virginia jobs.
Only by pursuing these initiatives can America be on the road to energy independence and Virginia is in a prime position to benefit from that progress.
21st Century Education
Glenn would not have achieved the success he enjoys today if it wasn’t for the teachers that invested in him and the public schools that gave him every opportunity to succeed.
Glenn Davis believes that the best job training program for Virginia’s future job creators and business leaders is a world class education system.
A graduate of Green Run High School, Glenn is proud of the fact that Virginia Beach has some of the best public schools in the country. He also recognizes that we can, and must, do more on the state and local level to ensure every child has the ability to achieve their dreams.
Glenn Davis is presently the Chairman of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads. Through his involvement with Junior Achievement over the last 11 years, Glenn has consistently given back his time while volunteering as a classroom instructor teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurial education classes to our youth.
Glenn knows that education funding can get lost in bureaucratic budgets and red tape. Glenn’s focus is on making sure education dollars reach the teachers and classrooms where it can make a difference. Glenn supports the idea that Virginia classrooms be the focus of education investment. Glenn also supports using the communication tools of the 21st century to help make learning more effective.
Protecting the Second Amendment
Glenn’s support for the Second Amendment goes back to his high school days, having shot rifles competitively for his High School NJROTC unit and later as part of a rifle team out of Langley Air Force Base.
Glenn competed in NRA sanctioned competitions throughout the East Coast, and came within a few points of qualifying for the US team trials his senior year of high school. For Glenn, it was shooting sports that taught him the importance of a strong work ethic, positive attitude, personal discipline, and sacrifice to achieve one’s dream. Today, Glenn has gone from “squeezing” the trigger to “slapping” it, transitioning from a smallbore shooter into a skeet and trap enthusiast.
Glenn also understands that restrictions on law-abiding citizens don’t stop criminals from breaking the law. While recent events are tragic, our response should not be an all-out attack on the Second Amendment, but rather a focused effort on changes that would actually prevent events like those from happening again.
Life & Family
Glenn recognizes that good and reasonable people may disagree on this issue, but he believes in the sanctity of human life. More importantly, Glenn believes that we should make more easily available the ability for a woman to place a child into a warm, loving home with parents that have been looking to welcome a baby into their family. By making the adoption process more streamlined, women can be more confident that their babies will not end up lost, growing up inside a governmental system, but rather in a loving home, allowing not only their child to live their dreams, but also allowing loving couples to reach theirs.
Glenn also recognizes that the family is the bedrock of any functioning society and will support policies that strengthen our families and keep our communities safe.