Rob Davis is making another run at becoming a Toronto city councillor.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee – and former city councillor – plans to contest the Eglinton-Lawrence riding (Ward 15) in this year’s municipal elections. Current councillor Howard Moscoe, who has been in municipal politics since 1978 when he was elected to North York council, has not yet stated if he’s going to run again.
Davis served on the York city council from 1991 – he was the first Black councillor in York’s 200-year history and one of the youngest elected officials at the time – until the city was amalgamated into the new City of Toronto in 1997 when he was elected as one of two members for Ward 28. When the wards were redistributed prior to the 2000 elections, some sitting members were forced to face one another for re-election. Davis lost to Joe Mihevc in Ward 21 and in 2003, Shelley Carroll narrowly defeated him in the Ward 33 race.
Since leaving council, he worked as a consultant before being appointed to the Toronto Catholic District School Board in April 2008 after trustee Christine Nunziata resigned.
A stockbroker by profession, Davis attended St. Michael’s College and York University where he studied political science.
As a York city councilor, Davis was a member of the Administrative Services Committee, the Works and Parks Committee, York Library and St. Clair Community Youth Services.