Davie thanks supporters after Senate loss, expresses hope the issues he stirred will live on
Republican Barrett Davie took a philosophical stance in responding to his loss to incumbent state Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) in the 29th District.
“Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, ‘Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant,' " Davie wrote on Facebook, after losing to Morrison Tuesday by a 63-37 margin.
Although Davie, the sole GOP primary candidate, easily advanced from that race with 8,400 votes, he failed to win the general election, where Morrison drew 49,488 votes to 28,910 for Davie.
A businessman who Patch.com reports co-founded “business accelerator” InFlow Partners before launching his political career, Davie identified pension and property tax reform, economic growth and right to life as key issues. He also advocated “building a safety net that moves people forward,” according to his website.
“Sam and I are so grateful and thankful to each and every one of you who considered our candidacy, voted for us, volunteered, contributed, and otherwise supported us!” Davie said in his Facebook post.