Muffy Davis, 2020 Women of the Year

Muffy Davis, 2020 Women of the Year

From the Idaho Business Review

Rep. Muffy Davis won her seat in the Idaho House of Representatives in November 2018, capturing more than 56% of votes to become one of just 14 Democrats serving in the 70-member Idaho House of Representatives.

“I’m thrilled to be here,” Davis said, “but it’s very hard work.”

Davis knows plenty about hard work though. An athlete since the age of three when she first began skiing, the Sun Valley native soon began training to compete in the Olympic Games. In her teens, Davis was a top-ranked junior ski racer seemingly destined to join the Olympic ski team.

However, her dreams of competing and winning medals were nearly destroyed at the age of 15.

It was early in the morning on Bald Mountain in Sun Valley — the mountain she’d trained on her entire life. Fresh snow and ice had forced her to train on a different run though, and as she approached a sharp turn, she lost control.

Traveling at more than 45 miles per hour, Davis went through a safety fence and slammed into two trees.