United States Merchant Marine, and Combat Veteran Richard H. Davis, Announces Candidacy for Congress in Utah’s 2nd District

January 5, 2024 ( PR Submission Site )

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Today, Richard H. Davis proudly announces his candidacy for Utah’s 2nd congressional district as a write-in candidate in the upcoming 2024 election. The election to fill the seat representing Utah’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 5th, 2024.

With a distinguished background as a combat veteran and former United States Merchant Marine. Davis brings a unique perspective and a profound understanding of the sacrifices made by our brave service members. His decision to run for office is driven by a commitment to upholding the principles of the Reform Party (or Mormon Reform Party). An American political party established by Joseph Smith in 1843, prior to his presidential campaign.

Following the Mormon migration to Utah, they later aligned with the People’s Party, a significant political force in the Utah Territory during the late 19th century. Supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and its influential newspaper, the Deseret News.

About Utah’s 2nd District

Utah’s 2nd congressional district encompasses Salt Lake City and the predominantly rural western and southern regions of Utah, including Saint George and Tooele. Historically regarded as a secure Republican stronghold, the district holds a pivotal role in shaping the political landscape of the state.

About Richard H. Davis

Richard H. Davis is a distinguished inventor, a United States Merchant Marine, and a combat veteran. His extensive maritime experience includes serving as a yacht-delivery skipper during the United States Invasion of Panama. An event vividly chronicled in his unpublished manuscript “Sailor of Fortune.” This work provides a gripping account of his adventures at sea and on land aboard the Motor Vessel Kamillian.

Additionally, Mr. Davis is a respected photojournalist for Soft Drinks International Magazine in Britain. His insights and expertise have been featured on various national and regional media broadcasts, including CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, and ABC News, as well as in The New York Times, among other esteemed publications.


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