I am a father of two awesome children (Austin born in '06, and Madison born in '08). In the fall of 2013, I finished four years at Ashford University to secure my Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Government alongside minor degrees in History and Public Administration. My mother, who passed away at the age of 49 in May of 2012, was a great inspiration for me as a father, laborer, and now as an aspiring public servant.
When I was about to turn 16 years old in 2001, she made me find a job so as to teach me about the value of work. Ever since, I have spent all but about two years in the workforce. She also - as a single mother - instilled in me a dedication to my children and their well-being, even if it means that I must sacrifice my own. As for public service, she showed me - via her compassion towards others - that one must be selfless when considering the needs of your neighbors.
Since I was 18 years old, I have been politically engaged. I fell in love with the political process when I was 12 after a history teacher had my sixth grade class track the results of what turned out to be President Clinton's reelection. As an adult, I've been an activist and have dabbled a bit in "writing". Currently, I count myself among a number of activists involved in a constant campaign to liberate our democracy from the clutches of money.
Make no mistake about it, I'm not naive enough to think that we are at a point where a "post-partisan" politics is possible. However, I do believe - as did our Founding Fathers - that compromise is essential. I say this as a left-winger with principled stances (as you'll see by navigating the issue page). In the end, we are all in the same proverbial boat here, and we will either sail towards prosperity together or sink into the abyss of societal decline together.
We need a change of direction, and I hope that you will join me in shifting gears.
Aspiring Public Servant
Notice: I will not accept contributions from any Corporate Political Action Committees (PACs). Moreover, each contributor - whether an individual or a PAC - may not send any more than $3,000 throughout the course of a single campaign. This is to level the playing field so as to ensure that all potential donors may stand on equal footing and to make sure that I am equally accountable to all. Make checks payable to "Citizens for Daniel Crawford".
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