Brenton Davis has life experiences that stretch from the construction site to the Persian Gulf – a career that has given him a clear view into almost every facet of life among the people of Erie County.

As Erie County’s newest chief executive, Brenton has pledged to include all sides in the plans for moving the county forward.

Raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, Brenton grew up on the Erie values of hard work, fair play and common sense passed on to him by his father, a union diesel mechanic.

Brenton enlisted into active service in the U.S. Navy. During his first enlistment, he spent three years overseas during which time he participated in Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.  

Returning home, Brenton enrolled in Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he received a degree in psychology. He worked in the behavioral health field and in corrections, while continuing service in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He later commissioned in the Army National Guard and currently serves in The US Army Reserves where he holds the rank of Captain.

While pursuing a career in the Reserves, Brenton started his own construction firm. B. Davis Enterprises performed heavy construction on a number of public and private projects in the Erie area.

While managing his construction firm, Brent also enrolled in Penn State and he earned his Master’s degree in Community and Economic Development.

Having solved common problems with uncommon solutions, Brent knew the potential Erie has to offer and has made several investments within Erie’s lower east side community and across Erie County. He has purchased blighted commercial properties and has rehabbed residential buildings.

Brent Davis realizes Erie County can and must do better. Brenton believes that it is time we begin to think outside of the box, end business as usual politics, and eliminate the old Erie status quo of managing decline. Brenton has pledged to build an administration that ignites regional growth, creates jobs and establishes collaboration with neighboring counties and municipalities.

Brent Davis understands that Erie County must attract new businesses, while retaining the ones already here. He’s determined to stop the exodus and create a county with a future for our children and the generations after them.

A resident of Millcreek, Brent is a life member of Post 470 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 494, and the Lake Erie Lodge of the Free and Accepted Order of Masons.