Colleen Davis

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Colleen Davis
Treasurer of Delaware
Assumed office
January 1, 2019
GovernorJohn Carney
Preceded byKen Simpler
Personal details
Born1979/1980 (age 39–40)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationPhiladelphia University (BS, MS)
WebsiteOfficial website

Colleen Carroll Davis is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party.[1] She is the Delaware State Treasurer.

Davis is from Dagsboro, Delaware.[2] She graduated from Indian River High School in 1998 and attended Philadelphia University on a soccer scholarship.[3]

Davis ran for state treasurer in the 2018 elections and defeated incumbent Republican Ken Simpler.[2][4][5] Her victory was a major upset and was one of several losses for prominent Republicans in Delaware.[6][7] She was sworn into office on January 1, 2019.[8]

In November 2018, Davis was issued citations for driving on a suspended license and failure to show insurance and registration.[9] Although she told a police officer that she has not driven on her suspended license, her claims were contracted by a photo posted on the Facebook page of Tom Carper, who had campaigned with Davis.[10] She pled guilty to speeding on December 20, 2018, and the other charges were dropped.[11]


  1. ^ "Colleen Davis". WDEL 1150 AM. June 22, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Dagsboro resident Davis seeking office as treasurer". Coastal Point. July 6, 2018. Archived from the original on July 6, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Feather, Jason (May 11, 2018). "Giorgilli, Davis, Warrington and Slonin added to Soccer Hall of Fame". Sports. Coastal Point. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Colleen Davis, State Treasurer". The News Journal. August 17, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Democrat Colleen Davis takes state treasurer race over Ken Simpler". The News Journal. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Schmidt, Sophia (November 7, 2018). "State House and Senate Minority Whips ousted by Democratic challengers". Delaware Public Media.
  7. ^ Smith, Jerry (November 6, 2018). "Democrat Colleen Davis takes state treasurer race over Ken Simpler". The News Journal.
  8. ^ "Del. Democrats Sworn in to Statewide Offices". WBOC 16. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Goss, Scott (November 19, 2018). "Treasurer-elect Colleen Davis issues statement on legal issues, stays mum on exact details". The News Journal. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Goss, Scott (November 16, 2018). "State Treasurer-elect Colleen Davis caught driving on suspended license". The News Journal. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Chase, Randall (December 20, 2018). "Treasurer-elect Colleen Davis pleads guilty after traffic stop". Associated Press. The News Journal. Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Simpler
Treasurer of Delaware