Daniel McCool

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Daniel McCool
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Candidate for
Texas State Senate District 11
High schoolDeer Park High School
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service4 (active) 2 (Reserve)
BirthdayOctober 19, 1962
Place of birthPattsburg, Kansas
ProfessionDeputy Sheriff
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Daniel McCool (b. October 19, 1962) was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 11 of the Texas State Senate.


McCool was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, the youngest of five children.[1]

McCool graduated from Deer Park High School in southeast Harris County, Texas. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where, while serving in the 141st Signal Bn, 1st Armor Div, received the award of Soldier of the Year. After the service, McCool returned to Pasadena, Texas where he worked in the publishing and advertising industries. He joined the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in 1990 and was honored with “Deputy of the Year” for his service to the community.[1]

McCool joined the Clear Lake Area Republicans Club, serving as Treasurer. He also worked as an Election Clerk, GOP Precinct Delegate, GOP Senate Delegate and Sergeant at Arms for the Texas GOP Convention.[1]


  • Deer Park High School
  • U.S. Army - Graphic Illustrator
  • Harris County Sheriff's Academy
  • San Jacinto College
  • TCLEOSE Instructor
  • Master Peace Officer Certification
  • Certified Crime Prevention Specialist

Community Activities

  • Treasurer, Clear Lake Area Republicans
  • State Treasurer, Texas Crime Prevention Association
  • 3rd Vice President, Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association
  • Founder, Caucasian Law Enforcement Association
  • Past Secretary, Harris County Deputies' Organization
  • Past Ambassador, Deer Park Chamber of Commerce



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

McCool ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 11. McCool was defeated by Larry Taylor in the May 29 primary election.[2][3]

Texas State Senate District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Taylor 58.2% 29,816
Dave Norman 25.3% 12,932
Daniel McCool 16.5% 8,460
Total Votes 51,208


McCool and his wife Lisa began dating 1994 and were married in 1999. They have two children together; Jacob and Abigail. Their family resides on the southeast side of Pasadena and in the Deer Park I.S.D.

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