Dan Forest

North Carolina State
Dan Forest (R)
8760 Wildwood Links
Raleigh, NC 27613

Dan Forest is the Republican nominee for the office of North Carolina Lt. Governor. He earned the Republican nomination by winning a commanding 96 of 100 counties in the July second primary election after traveling over 150,000 miles and visiting nearly all 100 counties during the campaign.

Dan is a leader in the business community having served as Office President and Senior Partner of the state's largest architectural firm – Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. He holds two undergraduate degrees from UNC Charlotte and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte College of Architecture.

Dan is active in his community and church and is the founder and current president of the Triangle Leadership Forum and the former chairman of the board of the Wake Forest Pregnancy Support Services. Dan also serves on the North Carolina board of the Heritage Foundation and the board of the Faith Driven Consumer.
Dan and his wife, Alice, reside in Raleigh, along with their four children, ages 7 to 19.

Principled. Conservative. Republican. Leadership.

Dan Forest is a candidate for Lt. Governor of North Carolina. A strong fiscal and social conservative, Dan has over 23 years of experience as a business leader, architect and entrepreneur.

Dan Forest, AIA is an architect with over 20 years of experience in solving complex design problems for nationally recognized corporations. With a deep passion for his state and country, and a strong desire to help solve America’s most pressing challenges, Dan recently transitioned from his career as a Senior Partner with Little Diversified Architectural Consulting into starting the Non-Profit Civic Action Organizations, Re:Vision America and Re:Vision North Carolina. He is now running for Lt. Governor of North Carolina.

He strongly believes that the American people are yearning for a new kind of creative and inclusive leadership (Design Leadership) that would replace the present state of divisive, partisan politics and would help to place America back on the right track. Throughout American history, designers have effectively served our country by designing not just buildings and cities, but organizations and institutions that have helped create the infrastructure and foundation of our great country. The essence of Design Leadership is to lead constructively and inclusively, as opposed to leading by division and conflict, like so much of our contemporary civic and social debate. This type of thinking leads to winning by creating, rather than winning by destroying.

Design Leadership is about the power to create positive and enduring change in America. Dan understands that the architectural design process requires great vision, innovation and discipline derived through countless hours of observation, formulation and hard work. The architect’s mastery of complex and collaborative decision-making processes could very well hold the key to tackling the great challenges that face America today.1

Dan wants to join with you to discover the solutions to the great challenges facing North Carolina today.

He serves on the board of directors for Triangle Leadership Forum and The Faith Driven Consumer. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, Alice, and four children – Jake, Haley, Max and Olivia. 

1. Richard N. Swett. Leadership By Design: Creating An Architecture of Trust. Atlanta: Greenway Communications, 2005.

About Me
I love God. I love my wife. I love my kids. I love my country and state. I enjoy reading, golfing, relaxing, taking naps, hanging out at the beach, meeting new friends, enjoying God's creation.

Favorite Quotations
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

“If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.” - William Wilberfoce

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. - CS Lewis

It is not true, as is sometimes said, that man cannot organize the world without God. What is true is that, without God, he can only organize it against man. - Henri de Lubac

Education Info
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte '93
Bachelors of Architecture, Architecture
High School:
Irmo High School '86

Favorite Music
David Crowder, Third Day, Dave Matthews, Eagles, Garth Brooks, Mo Leveret
Favorite Movies
Amazing Grace, Man on Fire, Secretariat, Casino Royale, Forrest Gump, Second Hand Lions, Band of Brothers

Favorite TV Shows
The Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, I Love Lucy, Giligans Island, I Dream of Jeannie, 24, Extreme Home Makeover

Basic Info
Hometown: Raleigh
Affiliation: Conservative Republican
State: North Carolina
Party: Republican
Political Views: Conservative
Relationship Status: Married to Alice Forest
Religious Views: Christian

Contact Info
Phone 980.395.5184
Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/DanForestNC or @DanForestNC

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