With lawmakers back in Raleigh for the long session, we’re talking to some of those legislators out here in the west. Representing the farthest district west in the Senate is Republican Jim Davis. District 50 covers some ground, spanning seven counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain. Davis resides in Franklin. The 70-year-old Senator has been in dentistry for over four decades. He’ll still be a practicing orthodontist on Mondays and Fridays in Franklin even during the long session.