A 1917 broadside promoting the Democrat Westmoreland Davis for governor, lists the tenets of his platform. They included "an economical and efficient administration," the transfer of budget making from the legislative to the executive branch, open legislative sessions, a voice for the farmers, the development of both agriculture and industry, and the use of convicts to build public roads. Davis won the election and served as governor from 1918 to 1922.
Citation: Westmoreland Davis' Platform …: Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Va., May 28, 1917: To the Democracy of Virginia. Broadside 1917 .D28. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.