Erica Davis (born November 19, 1985) is an African American politician. Davis was elected to the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) on November 3, 2020 and sworn into office on January 1, 2021. HCDE is a public entity dedicated to helping meet the needs of uniquely challenged learners and school staff in the state’s largest county through innovative programming and support services. Davis was voted as Chairwoman of Governmental Affairs, Chairwoman of Special Schools, and a member of the policy committee. Davis acts to establish policies governing the operation of Harris County Department of Education with an annual budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022 at $154,234,536.
As Chief of Staff, for Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office of Alan Rosen, Davis focuses on building bridges between law enforcement and the community. As a true public servant for the past 14 years, Davis develops educational safety seminars to all communities; provide resource fairs for low-income communities and developed multiple platforms for youth to dialogue on progressive issues. She believes in working with everyone for a common goal for best practice policies. Prior to the Constables office, Davis worked as a High School Spanish Teacher at Mt. Carmel High School and served as interim director for the Acres Homes Chamber for Business & Economic Development.
Davis, from the Sunnyside neighborhood of Houston, is the daughter of Charolette T. Francois Davis (deceased) and Rev. Dr. Edwin A. Davis (Dr. Charlotte Davis, stepmother). Her mother worked for the Catholic Diocese under bishop Fiorenza as a Director for Black Catholics. Her father became the first Black Chaplain of the Houston Police Department and served over 40 years. He was appointed under Sheriff Adrian Garcia as a Major for the Sheriff’s Office and currently a Captain at Harris County Pct. 1 Constables Office of Alan Rosen. Davis’ father also pastors Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in the Acres Homes community for past 34 years where she is a member.
Davis attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in the 3rd Ward, Our Mother of Mercy in the 5th Ward and Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. Davis is a graduate of Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice High School where she received the principal’s scholarship upon graduation. She enrolled at the University of Houston-Central graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication minor in Spanish. Davis earned her Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and then a Masters in Science from Columbia University-New York. Davis recently accepted admittance into Baylor University’s Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) in Learning and Organizational Change.
She is a proud Veteran’s wife to David, devoted mom to Elijah, & native Houstonian.