Muskogee, Oklahoma , United States
|| August 02, 1973
Apr 17, 2012 11:38pm
Caucasian - Married - Methodist - Straight -
|Info||David Daniel "Dan" Boren |
Inspired to politics as a youth, Dan Boren has built an impressive record for himself as a strong advocate for responsible government. Elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives at age 29, Dan became one of the youngest state legislators to serve in 2002. Tapped for his leadership ability, Dan was selected by his Democratic colleagues to be Caucus Chairman - making him the first freshman state lawmaker to ever receive this honor.
As a member of the Oklahoma House leadership team, Dan fought to bring jobs and economic opportunities to his district. Working hand in hand with Governor Brad Henry, he helped to protect economic assistance for Oklahoma's rural communities by saving the Rural Economic Action Plan from devastating budget cuts. He also fought to improve rural schools by co-authoring legislation that infused much needed dollars into Oklahoma's schools without raising taxes.
In 2004, Dan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District. Upon election, Dan obtained a seat on the House Armed Services Committee - a rare appointment for a freshman member of Congress. He also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, an influential panel which provides Congress with oversight into Indian affairs and public lands. Dan also serves on the House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over the nation's banking, insurance, real estate, housing and securities sectors.
As a strong advocate for rural communities, Dan's top priorities are job creation, improving education and rural health care, and making Oklahoma's small business environment more conducive to growth. Also an active member of the Congressional Blue Dogs Caucus, Dan works closely with his colleagues to curb unnecessary government spending and keep Congress fiscally responsible.
Prior to public office, Dan served as the President and CEO of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation. He has also served as a senior aide at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and worked on the staff of former U.S. Congressman Wes Watkins. Dan is also involved in numerous organizations and is an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
Dan earned his B.S. in Economics and went on to obtain an M.B.A. at University of Oklahoma. He and his sister Carrie were born to former Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator David Boren and the late Janna L. Robbins. His grandfather, Lyle H. Boren, represented southeastern Oklahomans in the U.S. Congress from 1937-47. Carrying on his family's tradition of excellent public service, Dan serves by the values instilled him at a young age - values of faith, hard work, and personal responsibility. Dan and his wife Andrea reside in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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