Mayor & Commissioners

Davidson Mayor & Mayor Pro Tem
Rusty Knox head shot

Mayor Rusty Knox


  • P.O. Box 429
    Davidson, NC 28036
  • Phone: 704-641-7301
  • Email

Biographical Information


  • Davidson native
  • Education: Pfeiffer College -- B.A. in Health & PE and Parks and Recreation Management (double major)
  • Family: Married to Danielle, five children, five grandchildren
  • Date first elected: 2017
  • Has been in real estate since 1994 and is a performing singer/songwriter
  • Nonprofit work: Angels of '97, Joe Martin ALS Foundation, Levine Hospice Center, Davidson Housing Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Big Day at the Lake, Hope House Foundation, Cabarrus Arts Council, REALTOR Care Day, Davidson Farmers Market, Concerts on the Green and Christmas in Davidson
Term: 2021-2023
Jane Campbell

Commissioner Jane Campbell- Mayor Pro Tempore


  • 258 Conroy Ave 
    Davidson, NC 28036
  • Phone: 704-280-2376
  • Email

Biographical Information


  • Education: Davidson College - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science '87; National War College - Master of Science in National Security Strategy '11
  • College Relationship: Graduated from Davidson, worked for the college from 1987-1989, currently an active local alumna
  • Lived in Davidson longer than any other place in her life
  • Date first elected: 2017
  • Family: Spouse Heather, and two 4-legged kids (1 dog & 1 cat)
Term: 2021-2023

Board of Commissioners

Tracy Mattison Brandon

Commissioner Tracy Mattison Brandon


  • PO Box 525
    Davidson, NC 28036
  • Phone: 704-765-5258
  • Email

Biographical Information

  • Education: Sinclair College -- AAS in Information Technology, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary -- Masters in Christian Ministries
  • Lived in Davidson since 2009
  • Nonprofit/Community work: Davidson College Grandfriend program, Davidson Housing Coalition, Davidson Lifeline, Gethsemane Baptist Church Back2School Community Outreach, Community Neighborhood Representative, Community Racial Reconciliation forums, Gospelfest Concerts on the Green, Habitat for Humanity, Room In The Inn, Solomon House, Town of Davidson Mental Health & Wellness Committee
  • Date first elected: 2021
  • Family: Married to Davidson native, Marvin Brandon; together we have five children and eight grandchildren
Term: 2021-2023
Matt Dellinger headshot

Commissioner Matt Dellinger

  • 17015 Winged Thistle Court
    Davidson, NC 28036
  • Phone: 704-305-5369
  • Email

Biographical Information

  • Education: Davidson College; USC School of Law
  • Profession: Attorney at Law, Dellinger Law, PLLC in Davidson, NC
  • Date first elected: 2021
  • Family: Wife Lacey, two sons

  • Term: 2021-2023
    2021 12 08 Ryan Fay

    Commissioner Ryan Fay

     

    • 190 Kimberly Rd.
      Davidson, NC 28036
    • Phone: 954-531-2577
    • Email

    Biographical Information


    • Born and raised in the San Francisco area
    • Education: Duke University- BA in History with a Markets and Management Certificate
    • Lived in Davidson since 2015
    • Date first elected: 2021
    • Family: Wife: Jaymi, Children: Levi and Finley
    Term: 2021-2023
    Autumn Rierson Michael Photo

    Autumn Rierson Michael


    • 617 North Main Street
      Davidson, NC 28036
    • Phone: 704-904-3388
    • Email

    Biographical Information

    • Hometown: Salisbury, NC
    • Education: UNC-Chapel Hill -- BA in political science, University of Georgia School of Law and School of Environmental Design, master of historic preservation
    • Lived in Davidson since 2006
    • Date first elected: 2017
    • Family: Married to Jeff Michael, four children 
    Term: 2021-2023
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