Sharice Davids Biography
Sharice Davids Bio
|Sharice Davids was born in 22nd May 1980. Sharice Davids is a former attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter who won the Democratic nomination for a House seat in Kansas (Third Congressional District) on 7th August 2018. She comes in is the latest potentially history-making candidate in 2018’s midterm elections being the first openly LGBT person to represent deep-red Kansas. If she defeats Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in November, Davids will join New Mexico’s Deb Haaland as part of a class that’s expected to include the first Native American women ever elected to Congress.|
|Sharice Davids Personal details|
|Sharice Davids Age||She was born on 22nd May 1980 (Age 38 as of 2018)|
|Sharice Davids Political party||Democratic|
|Sharice Davids Education||
|Sharice Davids Net Worth||She has an estimated Net Worth of $ 450,000 as of 2018|
Sharice Davids Early life and education
Sharice was raised by a single mom, who spent more than 20 years in the Army followed by a career in civil service at the US Post Office. She graduated from Leavenworth High School. Sharice attended Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas before graduating from Johnson County Community College and later the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She went on to earn a law degree from Cornell Law School.
Sharice calls herself a “former” first generation college student, since her mom earned a degree in history from UMKC in 2016. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe in Wisconsin.
Sharice Davids Career
Sharice Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk nation. She has experience working on reservations; she spent time as a lawyer for an Native American reservation in South Dakota. Sharice also has experience working with the political elite: After growing up with a single mom, attending community college and graduating from Cornell Law School, Davids served as a White House fellow during President Barack Obama’s tenure in 2016-2017.
Sharice has lived and worked on Native American reservations, working with tribes to create economic development opportunities, programs, and initiatives.
Sharice regularly speaks at conferences as a nationally recognized expert on economic and community development in Native communities.
Sharice Davids 2018 Kansas (Third Congressional District) Democrat Candidate
Sharice did not make way for an easy Democratic primary battle conducted on Tuesday 8th August 2018. Davids ran in a crowded race, facing five opponents in eastern Kansas, including one who was endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Together, the nationally-known duo campaigned for labor lawyer Brent Welder, who came in a narrow second place to Davids. But in the time since the primary election concluded, the Democrats have already come together, hosting a “unity” rally on Wednesday.
Brent Welder announced that he would give Davids his full support in the general election, and Ocascio-Cortez tweeted her congratulations.
Congratulations, @sharicedavids! Your win is an incredible inspiration to so many, myself included.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 8, 2018
Sharice Davids LGBTQ
Davids would also become the second-ever openly lesbian member of Congress, after Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin. And she would be the first openly LGBT person to represent deep-red Kansas, where pro-gay rights activists have spent years fighting bills they see as discriminatory on issues like adoption and participation in college campus groups, at the state or federal level.
Sharice, along with her brother, created Starty Pants – a video podcast that highlights entrepreneurs in the Greater Kansas City area with a focus on women, people of color and LGBTQ founders. “I think there are a lot of people here who really don’t agree with the impression you might get from the legislature or decisions that come out of the legislature,” she says. “People here don’t want folks to be treated as second-class citizens because they are part of the LGBTQ community.”
Sharice Davids MMA
Sharice is highly trained in martial arts and has competed as both an amateur and professional in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Davids won her first professional mixed martial arts fight in November 2013.
Fight History – Pro
|LOSS||Rosa Acevedo||LCS 18 – Purgatory
Mar / 01 / 2014
|WIN||Nadia Nixon||Shamrock FC – Conquest
Nov / 01 / 2013
|Submission (Triangle Choke)
Fight History – Amateur
|WIN||Heather Rafferty||P&P MMA – Pride & Pain MMA
Oct / 20 / 2012
|WIN||Chandra Engel||TBC – Ultimate Blue Corner Battles
Jan / 27 / 2012
|Submission (Triangle Choke)
|WIN||Ronni Nanney||TBC – Ultimate Blue Corner Battles
Apr / 01 / 2011
|WIN||Stacia Hoss||TBC – Ultimate Blue Corner Battles
Aug / 27 / 2010
|TKO (Knee and Punch)
|LOSS||Erin Reynolds||Shamrock FC – Midwest Fight Fest
May / 11 / 2007
|WIN||Courtney Martell||ISCF – Midwest Fightfest
Oct / 27 / 2006
|Technical Submission (Triangle Choke)