Hometown: East Windsor, NJ
Birthday: July 17
Bio: Davy James is the Editor of South Brunswick Patch. He is a lifelong New Jersey resident, born in Princeton Hospital and raised in East Windsor. He attended Hightstown High School and following graduation worked in the exciting, glamorous and challenging fields of gas station pump attendant and farm equipment parts sales.
Davy graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies.
Davy got his start in journalism working as a reporter and staff writer for Packet Publications, where he spent three years covering South Brunswick. Davy looks forward to continuing his time in South Brunswick with Patch, where he will continue to report on the Township Council, schools and other goings on around town.
Davy is an avid sports fan, football junky and somewhat proud season ticket holder for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, where his hopes are perennially crushed by the football team. He was raised a Dallas Cowboys fan by his proud Texan father and Philadelphia Phillies fan by his mother. Davy continually tries to reconcile his hatred of the Philadelphia Eagles with his love for the Phillies and the conflicting opinions of the two fan bases.
Davy enjoys the mindless comedies of Will Ferrell, the gory mayhem of Quentin Tarantino movies and the books of Ernest Hemingway. Before finally buying an iPod, Davy spent countless dollars replacing his worn out Nirvana CDs, which he listens to on near constant repeat.
At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable.
This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know.
Politics: I am a registered Democrat who is liberal on some issues and conservative on others. I don't believe any reasonable person can make all of their political decisions based on one overarching philosophy. I believe in listening to both sides and making an independent decision based on fact and not party lines.
Local Hot-Button Issues:
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
The difficulties both the Township Council and Board of Education face with balancing the services and programs they provide with the need to keep property taxes down. The need to control development in town versus the necessity to bring in clean ratables. Like anyone who has driven through South Brunswick during rush hour or close to it, when is Route 1 finally going to be widened?