The school board president has served on the board of education for the past six years.
Current district five councilman Mike Dages endorsed Davis Monday. Instead of his assistant and colleague of sixteen years, Sal Quintero -- who is also running for the council seat.
"Sal and I have been in there for 16 years and God bless him he is having some problems that change is now and that change is Valerie Davis," Mike Dages said.
Davis says she will focus on revitalizing neighborhoods in Southeast Fresno.
Her seat on the Fresno Unified School Board is open in July.