Doña Ana County Democrats mourn the passing of Chuck Davis.

Chuck.jpgDoña Ana County Democrats mourn the passing of Chuck Davis.

Chuck Davis was a leading voice and advocate for students and quality public education in New Mexico especially for students with special needs.

A member of the Las Cruces school board for many years, he was worked for students with special needs. He actively involved children in extracurricular sports and community service projects his whole life.

As a leader of the Las Cruces School Board, on which he served for sixteen years, he brought transparency in the budgetary process and improved relations between teachers and administrators.

Chuck Davis also served on the Doña Ana Community College Advisory Board and on the New Mexico School Board Association and earned a Master School Board designation from the association.

He was consistently recognized for his advocacy for children and students throughout his life and received, along with his wife Helen, a memorial recognizing his service from the New Mexico State Legislature last year.

Chuck Davis was also a steadfast advocate for progressive causes across our state. A long time leader of the Democratic Party in New Mexico and here in Doña Ana County, he served in many capacities in our organization, including County Vice Chair and District Director.

Chuck was retired from White Sands Missile Range. He was a veteran who served his nation with honor in the Vietnam War.

Chuck Davis was an important leader and an inspiration to all of us. He will be greatly missed.