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Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell
 

I was born in Virginia and eventually moved to my hometown, Allen, TX, in late middle school. I grew up in a middle-class family with my parents, Bill and Debra, and my brother, Will. My father worked, and continues to work, in the food sales industry while my mother worked hard to raise my brother and I, eventually pursuing a career in education after our graduation. During my high school years, I excelled in academics and in band as a trombone player. I graduated from Allen High in 2003 in the top 10% of my class and attended Baylor University with a President’s Scholarship. I graduated in 2007 with a double-major in Business Operations Management and Professional Sales and began to pursue my business career.

“I love public service because it gives me the opportunity to make the greatest positive impact on the greatest number of people possible.”

I have been a resident of Dallas District 12 for the last 8 years. I own my home in the Bent Trail neighborhood, where I live with my dog, Angel, a Labrador and Pyrenees mix from the SPCA. I spent the last 10 years in medical sales, calling on doctors and pharmacies, but I discovered my passion for public service early in life. I love public service because it gives me the opportunity to make the greatest positive impact on the greatest number of people possible. Policy decisions, especially those made at the local level, have real, tangible effects on people’s lives. I want to leave a legacy of furthering the interests of the people.

When I am not working or serving on a Board, I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends. I love to visit the walkable, interesting places that Dallas has to offer, like the Bishop Arts District, Lower Greenville Avenue, Klyde Warren Park, the Arts District, and more. I am involved in activities like billiard and softball leagues, and I occasionally indulge my daredevil side with skydiving and bungee jumping!