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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

City of San BernardinoCandidate for Mayor

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R. Carey Davis

San Bernardino Mayor / CPA
5,243 votes (27.78%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Strengthen public safety by adding more resources and implementing violence prevention programs.
  • Rebuild downtown San Bernardino starting with the redevelopment of the Carousel Mall and Theater Square.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility by continuing to balance the budget and protect our reserve fund.



Profession:Mayor of San Bernardino and CPA
Mayor, City of San Bernardino — Elected position (2014–current)


California State University San Bernardino Masters of Business (M.B.A.), Business (current)


Mayor R. Carey Davis is a third-generation resident of San Bernardino and was elected to serve as Mayor in 2014. Davis was a newcomer to politics, bringing 35 years of experience in successful accounting and financial management for businesses and non-profits. His previous experience in finance and his certification in Public Accounting have helped restore our city from fiscal turmoil.

When Davis was first elected as Mayor in 2014, San Bernardino was in crisis - bankruptcy, escalating crime, and a dysfunctional government structure. In his first term as Mayor, San Bernardino has:

  • adopted a new charterstreamlining the structure of city government 

  • approved multi-year balanced budgets 

  • established a general fund reserve 

  • bolstered the police department by allocating over $10 million in new funding to increase policing services in FY 2016-17

In addition, Mayor Davis created an integrated plan that unified departments in an award-winning Quality of Life team for the betterment of San Bernardino. 

Throughout his career, Davis has earned the reputation as someone who knows how to solve budget issues and make tough financial decisions. His platform to implement sound fiscal policy is focused on creating economic opportunities for residents and increasing the quality of life for all.

This year, 2017, marks a series of highlights for our community—


  • successful emergence from bankruptcy, 

  • the implementation of a new charter that structures our city the same as other successful cities,

  • my initiation of a violence intervention program with California Partnership for Safe Communities,

  • a youth mentorship program that gives high school juniors an inside look at how important our community is to the Southern California region.

Mayor Davis lives in the 7th Ward with his wife of 44 years, Johnetta, and they raised four children in the city. He graduated from Pacific High School, earned his BA from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from Cal State University San Bernardino. Davis is involved in his church and volunteers as Committee Chairman for Boy Scouts of America troop #1.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • State Senator Mike Morrell
  • State Senator Connie Leyva
  • San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood

Elected Officials (6)

  • San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales
  • San Bernardino Mayor Pro Tem Henry Nickel
  • San Bernardino City Councilwoman Virginia Marquez
  • San Bernardino City Councilman Fred Shorett
  • San Bernardino City Councilman James Mulvihill

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