“I really enjoyed being on the board before,” said the 60-year-old Hamilton Schools graduate and senior partner at his own downtown law firm.
“When this was opened… I decided to apply,” said Davidson, who will have to run in the November election to win a full four years beyond Weigel’s term in office on December 31.
“I have a passion for helping children.
His top priority on the board is to “get the kids through this pandemic and get back to school.”
“They’re going to be late and you can’t help him with the pandemic and stay home and not be in class. The district’s goal – and the superintendent is really pushing it too – is to catch up with these kids as quickly as possible, ”he said.
Laurin Sprague, chairman of the school board, said that “the board members felt that his past experience as a board member was very important.”
“We were also impressed with his passion for education and his desire to continue the process of improving educational opportunities for Hamilton students. We look forward to Mr. Davidson contributing to our board for the remainder of 2021 and hopefully for years to come, ”said Sprague.
Another member, Shaquila Mathews, described Davidson as “an equally friendly and approachable thinker.”
“With his experience and enthusiasm for our children, he is a perfect fit for the direction we are taking as a school board and district,” said Mathews.