Dan Forest Bio overview

Dan Forest is a well-known American politician belonging to the Republican party.  He was born on October 15, 1957, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Dan Forest is also known as lieutenant governor of North Carolina. He took office on January 7, 2013. His current term ends on January 1, 2021.

Forest (Republican Party) is running for governor of North Carolina. He’s on the ballot in the November 3, 2020, general election.

Full NameDan Forest
Nick NameDan Forest
Date of BirthOctober 15,1957
Age62(As of 2020)
ParentsFather: Ed MyrickMother: Sue Myrick
Birth PlaceHarrisonburg, Virginia
ProfessionPolitician, Businessman
ResidenceRaleigh, North Carolina
Marital StatusMarried (Alice Forest)
Children’s2 sons and 2 daughters (Jake, Haley, Max and Olivia)
EducationB.Arch. (University of North Carolina)M.Arch (University of North Carolina)
Social MediaFacebook/Twitter/Instagram
Net WorthApprox.  $5 million (As of 2020)
 Dan Forest Education

He completed his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1988-1991. After his degree completion, he completed his Master in Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1991-1993. While Pursuing his undergraduate degree in 1988, he worked at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting.

Dan Forest Career

Dan’s political career began in 2012 after his 1st election for lieutenant governor of North Carolina in opposition to democratic candidate Linda Coleman. He won the seat by a very narrow margin of just 0.2% (6,858 votes).

In 2016 he ran for re-election against Linda. In re-elections, she received 51.87% (2,370,028 votes) of the vote, while Linda received 45.28% (2,068,741 votes) and Jacki Cole of the Libertarian Party received 2.85% (130,236 votes). of the vote.

In August 2019, Dan submitted his nomination for the position of Governor of North Carolina. The Republican primaries were held on March 3, 2020. He won the primaries against Holly Grange with a massive 89% margin (694,929 votes) while Holy obtained 11% of the votes (86,150 votes). As lieutenant governor, Forest appeared with Trump at a rally in 2016, in which Forest praised Trump.

 Forest’s comments were criticized by Democrats; State Senators Paul Lowe Jr. and Mike Woodard said the comments “only serve to insult, belittle and divide people of faith, regardless of their political beliefs.” In a June 2019 address to a church, Forest declared that no nation “has survived the diversity and multiculturalism America faces today”; the comment drew criticism.

After winning his first term as lieutenant governor in 2012, Forest became the first Republican to be elected to that position in more than 20 years and the second since 1900.

In his career, he also attended as President of the State Senate. And he was also a voting member of the State Board of Education, the State Board of Community Colleges, and the State Board of Economic Development. He is the chairman of the eLearning Commission. His 2012 bid for lieutenant governor marked Forest’s first successful bid for elective office in his beautiful career.

Dan Forest Achievements in his career till now
  1. Member at North Carolina Community College Board
  2. Member of the North Carolina State Board of Education
  3. Volunteer at Durham Rescue Mission
  4. Chairman of the Governor’s e-Learning Commission
  5. Member of the North Carolina Advisory Commission, Military Affairs
  6. President of the North Carolina Postsecondary Education Credentials Board
  7. Chairman of the North Carolina Energy Policy Council
  8. Member at North Carolina Food Manufacturing Task Force
  9. Board Member at Faith Driven Consumer
  10. Former Member of Presidents Club, Heritage Foundation
  11. Past President of Wake Forest Pregnancy Support Services
Dan Forest Family relationship

Dan Forest is married to Alice Forest. He and his wife live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their children. Alice is a very supportive wife; she takes care of his political campaigns and helps him in them. All together they have 4 children (two sons and two daughters)

Dan’s mother was a member of the United States Representative for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District from 1995 to 2013. She also served as the 51st Mayor of Charlotte from 1987 to 1991.

Dan Forest Salary, Financing and Net worth

He earns a base salary of $ 142,000 per year from the state government as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. Dan Forest’s net worth is estimated to be around $ 5 million.

He has raised $4.2 million till now for his upcoming gubernatorial election and the main source for his funding is in-state donors for election. Others sources who support his campaign are Real estate business, Finance, Insurance etc.

Dan Forest Social Media
Till October 08,2020Number of AccountAccount NameFollowers
Facebook2Dan ForestLt. Governor Dan Forest201,065
Twitter2Dan ForestLt.Gov. Dan Forest23,900

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