Daniel Elder

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Daniel Elder
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Missouri, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolHazelwood Central High School
Military service
Service/branchMissouri Air National Guard
Years of service13
ProfessionNetwork engineer
Campaign website
Daniel J. Elder was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Missouri.[1] He won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.[2] He was defeated by incumbent William Lacy Clay (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Elder graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in 2001. He later studied aviation at the University of Central Missouri.[3]

In 2000, Elder joined the United States Air Force, Missouri Air National Guard. He currently holds the rank of Master Sergeant. He is assigned to the 239th Combat Communications Squadron at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.[3]

Professionally, Elder has worked as a network engineer since 2007. He also holds his F.A.A. private pilot's license.[3]


Campaign themes


Elder submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[3]

I hope to expand and further protect the individual liberties inherent to our humanity. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but by maintaining a policy of fiscal responsibility and social tolerance on all issues, it is very achievable.[4]



See also: Missouri's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Elder ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 1st District. He won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.[2] He was defeated by incumbent William Lacy Clay (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Missouri District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Lacy Clay Incumbent 73% 119,315
     Republican Daniel Elder 21.6% 35,273
     Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham 5.4% 8,906
Total Votes 163,494
Source: Missouri Secretary of State
U.S. House, Missouri District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Elder 39.3% 4,196
Martin Baker 34.2% 3,659
David Koehr 26.5% 2,833
Total Votes 10,688
Source: State of Missouri Official Results (timed out)

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  1. Missouri Secretary of State, "UNOFFICIAL Candidate Filing List," accessed March 26, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Primary Results 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on June 4, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.