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Congressman Dan Crenshaw represents the 2nd Congressional District of Texas. He is a former Navy SEAL and proud 6th Generation Texan. 

In Congress, Rep. Crenshaw serves on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Energy & Commerce Committee, along with the Health Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and the Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Minerals Subcommittee. Rep. Crenshaw also leads the cartel task force created by Speaker McCarthy to neutralize the threat of the Mexican drug cartels. 

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Between these committees and task force, Rep. Crenshaw is front and center in the fight over every major policy debate: border security, energy independence, trade, big tech, healthcare, and much more. 

Dan knew from a very early age that he wanted to serve in the most elite military force in history: the U.S. Navy SEALs. His father’s career in the Texas oil and gas industry moved his family all over the world, including Ecuador and Colombia, but his desire to serve America deepened while he lived outside the US. Everything Dan did was to ensure he became a SEAL. After graduating from Tufts University, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC, he reported for SEAL training in Coronado, CA. It was in SEAL training where he met his future wife, Tara. 

Dan was first deployed to Fallujah, Iraq as part of SEAL Team 3. On his third deployment, Dan’s life changed forever. While on a mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dan was hit with an IED blast. He was evacuated and put into a medically induced coma. When he awoke, he learned that his right eye was completely destroyed and that his left eye was still intact but severely damaged. He was told he would never see again. In what the head surgeon described as a medical miracle, Dan regained vision in his left eye, although it was badly impaired and would need a specialized contact or glasses. He went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016. 

To Dan’s chagrin, he was medically retired in 2016, after ten years as a SEAL. He left service with two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, among many others. 

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Shortly after being retired, Dan attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. After completing his Master’s in Public Administration, he returned to his hometown of Houston, Texas. In November 2017, with the announcement that Congressman Ted Poe was retiring, Dan and Tara decided that they would continue their life of public service and run for office. 

In the GOP primary election, Dan won 2nd place by 155 votes out of a field of 9 candidates. He went on to decisively win the primary runoff and general election ballots. Today he is proudly serving his third term as U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Texas, where he resides with Tara and their daughter Suzy.




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