Dan Neil

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Dan Neil
Candidate for
Texas House of Representatives, District 48

Political party Republican
Profession Business Owner, Professional Athlete
Website Campaign website
Dan Neil was a Republican candidate for the District 48 in the Texas House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections.

Education

  • University of Texas[1].

Professional experience

  • Founder, Neil Medical and Health Management Company, 2004-present.
  • Radio personality, morning sports talk radio, 104.9 The Horn.
  • Offensive lineman, Denver Broncos, 1996-2004.[1]

Political experience

  • Board, GOPAC-TX.[1]

Issues

Education

  • Supports additional funding for public schools, including teacher pay raises.
  • Opposes education property taxes being spent on other school districts.
  • Supports local control of schools.
  • Opposes federal school intervention.
  • Supports home schooling rights.

Energy

  • Supports creation of a state clean energy fund focusing on air and water protection.
  • Supports investment in, "wind, solar and other clean technologies, while continuing to explore for domestic sources of energy."

Tax and spending restraint

  • Supports spending cuts.
  • Opposes rising property taxes and appraisal limitation and reform.

Constitutional liberties

  • Supports strong 2nd Amendment rights.
  • Supports strong 10th Amendment rights.

Health care

  • Opposes recent federal health care reform.
  • Opposes federal health care mandates.
  • Supports market-driven health care.

Illegal immigration

  • Supports Texan border security.

Jobs and the economy

  • Opposes government spending as a solution.
  • Opposes increased regulation.

Tort reform

  • Supports Texan tort reform efforts.

Transportation

  • Supports insuring all money collected for transportation infrastructure is spent on transportation infrastructure.
  • Supports private property rights.

Abortion and marriage

  • Opposes gay marriage.
  • Pro-life.[1]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Neil was defeated in the election for the District 48 seat. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent Democrat Donna Howard in the November 2 general election.[2]

Texas House of Representatives, District 48
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Howard (D) 25,026 48.54%
Dan Neil (R) 25,010 48.51%
Ben Easton (L) 1,518 2.94%

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Neil has raised $6,950 for his 2010 election campaign.[3] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His Five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Cheek, Taylor $2,000
Groten, Eric $1,000
Five Donors, Each Donating $500 [3] $500
Thomsen, Kimberly $250
Bordas, Mark $200

Community service and involvement

  • Chairman, NFL Alumni of Austin's Klay for Kids.
  • Board and treasurer, NFL Alumni of Austin.
  • Former board, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse - Central Texas.
  • Motivational speaker, local schools.
  • Volunteer, Colorado Children's Hospital.
  • Volunteer, Bronoc Boys & Girls Club
  • Volunteer, Broncos "Read Like a Pro."
  • Volunteer, Brackenridge Children's Hospital.[1]

Personal

Neil and his wife, Amylyn, have three children.[1]

Contact information

Campaign Address:
3801 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Suite E-240, #130
Austin, TX 78746

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References