Dan Soucek – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Senator District 45, North Carolina

North Carolina Republican Party
313 Williams Ridge RdBoone, NC 28607
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

t has been a wild ride as we have seen the first Republican state legislature in 140 years fundamentally change the direction of North Carolina government. Keeping our campaign pledges, our achievements have been many with respect to creating a more job friendly state, protecting our rights and our families. National commentators have labeled us the most effective conservative state legislature in the country.

We overcame a $3.5 billion deficit to balance the budget without raising taxes; we enacted medical malpractice reform, tort reform, and workers compensation reform, all of which aid in job creation and supporting our economy. This business empowerment is already displaying results. From June 2011 through December 2011, North Carolina businesses created 11,100 jobs as opposed to job losses of 3,400 in 2010, 26,500 in 2009 and 69,700 in 2008.

We strengthened our laws protecting our second amendment rights and enacted annexation reform. We passed laws strengthening and protecting our families with the Women's Right to Know Act and gave voters the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

However, we still have much work to do. We must still fight to bring greater confidence to our election process with photo voter ID, we must pursue the best methods of energy production in our state and we must stay firm in our beliefs in tax reform and fiscal responsibility.

Our priorities will remain the same: fiscal responsibility, the protection of rights and preservation of the values that have made and continue to make this country and state great.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Dan and his wife Kim have been married for 20 years and have three children, Isaac, Janie Ann and Lucy. The Soucek's reside in Watauga County.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

BA, United States Military Academy, 1991.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Owner, Small Business, present

Regional Desk Officer for North Africa, the Middle East and Southern Asia/Asia Regional Director, Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan's Purse, 2004-present

Youth Soccer Coach, Watauga County, 2007

Director, Young Life Area for Watauga, Ashe, and Avery Counties, 1999-2004

Cross-Country/Track Coach, Watauga High School, 2001-2003

Company Commander, International Military Student Office, United States Army, 1991-1999.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

During his more than eight years on active duty, he served in a variety of leadership positions culminating as the Company Commander of the International Student Office at Ft. Rucker Alabama.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Youth Soccer Coach, Watauga County, 2007

Cross-Country/Track Coach, Watauga High School, 2001-2003

Teacher, Alliance Bible Fellowship Sunday School

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Senator, North Carolina State Senate, 2010-present

Candidate, North Carolina House of Representatives, District 93, 2008

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Teacher, Alliance Bible Fellowship Sunday School

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

His achievements include qualification in the AH-1 Cobra and UH-1 Huey helicopters, Airborne and Air Assault qualified, AH-1 Top Gun Award recipient, and Iron Aviator triathlon champion

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