Ex-Rep. Davis Becomes CEO of Republican Main Street Partnership

Posted January 7, 2009 at 9:56am

Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who already has a job with the firm Deloitte Consulting, has scored another post as president and chief executive officer of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership.

Davis is replacing former Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.), who will be one of six board members of the organization. The move comes at a time when GOP moderates are something of an endangered species.

Chris Barron, a spokesman for the Republican Main Street Partnership, said that Davis’ role with the group is not full time but that the former Congressman will lead the group.

“He’ll be the face of the organization,” Barron said. “He’ll be the person who is out there talking about Main Street and our values.”

Main Street’s executive director David Thomas handles day-to-day activities, Barron said.

Davis is already a director in Deloitte’s federal government services division.

“At this critical juncture for our organization, our party, and our country, there is no stronger voice to represent centrists — and no one more capable of ensuring that Main Street’s mission is carried out — than Tom Davis,” said former Rep. Amo Houghton (R-N.Y.), chairman of the group’s board, in a statement. “Tom Davis has been one of the most visible and effective centrist leaders during his time in the House.”

According to the group’s Web site, the partnership is “the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.”