About Dan Harris
My name is Daniel Harris, Jr. and I am seeking the office of County Commission District #1, Montgomery County. I believe that Montgomery County is on the verge of a period of unprecedented growth both in population and economic development. With this growth, the community will face many new challenges in dealing with the stress placed on those vital services that the county support and/or provide; such as education, infrastructure, crime reduction/prevention, court funding, and the issues arising out of the changing demographics of our county. Without question, I am the one to provide the type of progressive leadership needed to address these and other challenges. The ultimate goal being an improved quality of life for all Montgomerians.

I am a native Montgomerian. Growing up, my family lived in the Cleveland Court Apartments, during a time when the “village” really did help raise the child. I am a product of the Cleveland Avenue YMCA, where I excelled in swimming, basketball and football.

After graduating from George Washington Carver High School, I enlisted in the United States Air Force at the height of the Viet Nam War. Upon my return home, I enrolled at Alabama State University while working full-time for the ICG (GMO) and L&N Railroads. I also worked as a Deputy in the Montgomery County Sheriff Department.

Upon graduation from ASU with a Bachelor of Science Degree, I enrolled at Creighton University School of Law, graduating with the Juris Doctor Degree. I then accepted a corporate counsel position at a fortune 500 company, where I had worked as a law clerk while in law school. During my 23 year career at the company, I rose to the position of Litigation Department Manager and retired in 2003 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel.

Since retiring, I’ve earned a Master of Science Degree from Auburn University Montgomery and have generously volunteered my time and talents to various municipal, county, community and church boards. I currently serve as President of ISTAP (I Support the Athletics Program at ASU) and Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Community Correction Authority. I am a member of the Board of Elders at United Evangelical Lutheran Church,       a past Polemarch of the Montgomery Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a member of the
Montgomery County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

I am married to the former Deborah E. Mitchell together we are the parents of six and grandparents of four.

I am eager to use my experience and talents to help Montgomery County be recognized as the best place to live in America.






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