Davis Bates

Government Affairs Associate

Davis joins J Street with over 3 years of federal campaign and legislative experience. Graduating from the College of Wooster with a BA in International Relations, Davis went on to play an important role in Rep. Ben Chandler’s (KY-06) close re-election in 2010. After starting as Executive Assistant on Rep. Chandler’s DC staff, Davis was named to the dual role of Legislative Correspondent and Press Assistant, where he was responsible for the Congressman’s constituent correspondence apparatus and legislative research. During his time on the Hill, Davis assisted Rep. Chandler and his staff on his Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committee work in the 112th Congress, and was named a Truman National Security Scholar in 2012. At Wooster, Davis was a 4 year collegiate athlete and wrote an extensive thesis where he analyzed why parts of the Arab-Israeli conflict stalled while others endured. A native of Frankfort, KY, Davis now resides in Washington, DC.