Released: August 20, 2008
DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Daniel Boones campaign for Texas House District 73.
Daniel Boone is a veteran, small business owner, and educator who offers Texans a lifetime of experience that will make him a first-rate asset to the Texas House of Representatives, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Daniel Boone is a leader with the common-sense wisdom we need and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign.
Daniel Boone has served in three branches of the Armed Forces; serving as an enlisted man in both the US Navy and the US Army and as a commissioned officer in the Air Force. After service as an enlisted man, the G.I. Bill made it possible for Dan to attend college. After three undergraduate years studying Physics, he completed a doctorate in Experimental Psychology. In 1975 he was offered a Commission in the US Air Force along with the opportunity to complete an internship in Clinical Psychology at the Waco, Texas, Veterans Hospital. It was here that Dan saw the issues that face veterans when they returned from serving their country in war.
During his military years, Dan also taught in numerous colleges and universities as an adjunct professor. He understands the needs of teachers, students and parents. Dan is eager to use these considerable skills and years of experience in the state legislature addressing the fiscal and human issues in our state.
Democracy for America is a key endorsement in this race, bringing donations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door, grassroots outreach. DFA has helped elect over 550 progressives to office from Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts to Rep. Jerry McNerney in Californias 11th Congressional District.
I am especially pleased to be endorsed by Democracy for America. I admire their work in teaching the public the importance of being proactive in participating in the democratic process, said Daniel Boone. I am encouraged that DFA endorses my effort to serve the Hill Country of district 73 and Texas.
Daniel Boone knows children are our most precious natural resource and he will work to restructure our educational system to ensure we give our kids a superior public education, said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. Daniel Boones military, educational, and entrepreneurial background put him in the best position to deliver for his constituents on issues like responsibly managing growth in the Texas Hill Country and stimulating Texas economy by supporting the development of alternative fuels.