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Davisson files for District 73 seat

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By The Staff

SALEM - Steve Davisson announced recently that he will again challenge for the House District 73 representative seat that includes portions of Perry County. The seat is currently held by incumbent Democrat Dennie Oxley of Taswell.

Davisson vied for the seat in 2008.

"I believe it is important to challenge the big government, out of control spending and fiscal irresponsibility of Washington and make sure it doesn't infect Indianapolis," Davisson said in a news release. "Indiana has fared much better than many states, but we have much work to do. Let's end the partisan obstruction that blocks progress in Indiana and clear the roadblocks, opening the door to new jobs, education reforms, responsible spending and promoting property tax reforms that will permanently protect Hoosiers from inflated taxes."

Davisson added, "I am an independent thinker and not just a 'yes man' for party leaders in Indianapolis. We've had enough of that and it's time we get to work and bring jobs to southern Indiana. Our economy is hurting and jobs must be our No. 1 priority. Let's clear the way to attract businesses from other states that are downsizing and looking for a more business friendly environment, to move their operations to Indiana. Let's open the doors to new jobs and make sure we keep the jobs we have. Our legislature must take a stand against federal government mandates like the cap-and-trade bill and the health-care-reform bill. These bills will put unnecessary burdens on Hoosier businesses and families and rob our seniors of promised Medicare health benefits."

Davisson, a 1981 graduate of Purdue University, has worked for 28 years as a pharmacist. He works at locally owned and operated DanMar Family Pharmacy in Salem. Davisson and wife Mich-elle have five children and four grandchildren.

The 73rd House District consists of all or parts of eight counties, including Perry, Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Harrison, Jackson, Scott and Washington counties.

It is the largest geographical district in the state.