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Dan Crenshaw Bio
|Daniel Crenshaw was born on 14th March 1984. He is an American Navy veteran, Republican Party politician, and member-elect to represent Texas’s 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.|
|Daniel Crenshaw Personal details|
|Daniel Crenshaw Age||He was born on 14th March 1984Aberdeen, Scotland, UK|
|Daniel Crenshaw Wife||Tara Crenshaw|
|Daniel Crenshaw Political party||Republican|
|Daniel Crenshaw Education||Tufts University (BA)
Harvard University (MPA)
|Daniel Crenshaw Net Worth||$ 1.2 Million estimated as of 2018|
|Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas’s 2nd district|
|Assuming office 3rd January 2019|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||2006–2016|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan|
|Awards|| Bronze Star (2)
Navy Commendation Medal
Daniel Crenshaw Early life and education
Crenshaw spent his early childhood in Katy, Texas, before he started to move around due to his father’s work. While his father worked in the oil industry, Crenshaw spent some time growing up in Ecuador and Colombia, gaining a proficiency in Spanish. Going to high school in Colombia, he played soccer.
Crenshaw graduated from Tufts University in 2006. He earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2018 and worked as a military legislative assistant for Congressman Pete Sessions.
Daniel Crenshaw Military service
While at Tufts University, Crenshaw joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and commissioned in the U.S. Navy after his graduation. He served in the Navy SEALs for ten years, including three tours of duty, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Crenshaw was a member of SEAL Team Three; according to Tom Rogan, Crenshaw was based out of Coronado. While serving in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2012, he was injured by the detonation of an improvised explosive device. He lost his right eye and required surgery to save the vision in his left eye. After the injury, he was deployed to Bahrain and South Korea. As a Navy SEAL, he earned two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor. He retired from military service in 2016.
Daniel Crenshaw Eye
During his 2012 Afghanistan deployment, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, Dan was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. His wife, Tara Crenshaw stood by him every day and night, keeping faith and praying he would see again. After several difficult surgeries, he eventually regained sight in his left eye, a miracle according to the head surgeon. Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016.
Daniel Crenshaw Political career
During the 2016 presidential election, Crenshaw was critical of the tone of language utilized by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Daniel Crenshaw 2018 election
In the 2018 elections, Crenshaw ran for the United States House of Representatives in Texas’s 2nd congressional district to succeed the retiring Ted Poe. He announced his candidacy for Congress in November 2017. Crenshaw credited John Noonan, a foreign policy advisor and GOP operative, for encouraging him to run for Congress. During an interview in February 2018, Crenshaw stated that border security and immigration reform would be two of his primary issues. In April 2018, the Crenshaw campaign was reported to have missed filing deadlines for certain paperwork, which resulted in additional fees for the campaign.
Crenshaw and Kevin Roberts advanced from the Republican Party primary election to face each other in a runoff election.
Crenshaw won the runoff to advance to the November general election. Writing in National Review, Crenshaw argued for working and partnering with the Mexican government to reduce illegal immigration to the United States; he also called for rebuilding Central American countries as a long-term solution to illegal immigration. On 6th November 2018, Crenshaw was elected, defeating Democrat Todd Litton.
Daniel Crenshaw SNL controversy
On an episode of Saturday Night Live before the election, Crenshaw was featured as a part of the “Weekend Update” segment where comedian Pete Davidson joked about Crenshaw and other candidates’ appearances, including Rick Scott of Florida, Peter T. King of New York, and Greg Pence of Indiana. Davidson described Crenshaw as looking like, “a hitman from a porno movie.” Following the incident, Crenshaw received bipartisan support. When interviewed byTMZ, Crenshaw did not ask for an apology or resignations but said he considered the joke to be “mean-spirited.”
Davidson’s SNL castmate Kenan Thompson, while appearing on Today, expressed his belief that the joke went too far, but did not believe that Davidson disrespects veterans. Thompson later stated on The View that he didn’t think Davidson was trying to be offensive and went on to mention Davidson’s father died as a firefighter during the September 11 attacks. The joke occurred in a new season which gave Davidson additional airtime, following his romance with ex-fiance Ariana Grande, which had increased his notoriety. Crenshaw subsequently made a surprise appearance on the following week’s episode during the Weekend Update segment as Davidson was making his apology. He displayed playful revenge at Davidson’s expense by having an Ariana Grande song as his ringtone and making ‘first impressions’ of Davidson. He then concluded his cameo with a heartfelt message about remembering and thanking veterans for Veteran’s Day.
Daniel Crenshaw Wife, Tara Crenshaw
Dan and Tara Crenshaw, tied the knot on April 1, 2013, in Coronado, California, where they first met when he reported to SEAL training. Thus far, they don’t have any children.
Tara comes from a Navy family both her father and brother served in the Navy; her father is Vice Admiral John Terence Blake, he retired in 2013 after 37 years in the United States Navy; her mum is Nan Connelly Blake a University of Maryland graduate.
Tara Crenshaw was born Tara M. Blake in 1983; she has two younger siblings, Erin, and John Terence JT, ages 31 and 30, respectively.