About WarrenPO Box 1854 Morganton, NC 28680 email@example.com
I would like to start out by saying how humbled I am to have been elected in 2010 to represent North Carolina Senate District 44, which currently includes Burke and Caldwell counties. In 2012, as a result of redistricting, I am seeking re-election to the NC Senate representing District 46, which will now include Burke and Cleveland counties. I made so many friends while representing Caldwell County and I will miss them, but I am also thrilled at the many friends I have already made in Cleveland County and how I have been welcomed.
I am a native of North Carolina and was raised in Burke County as the oldest of four children. In 1986, I received my Eagle Scout award, and in 1987, I graduated from Freedom High School and was privileged to receive a Congressional appointment to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point from Congressman Cass Ballenger.
In June 1991, I graduated from West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in National Security and Public Affairs. I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Field Artillery and served our country for the next six years in rapid deployment units and as an assistant professor of military science at Utah State University. In 1997, I left active duty, transferred to reserve status, and returned to North Carolina to attend UNC law school at Chapel Hill where I graduated with honors in 2000.
Upon my graduation in 2000, I returned to Morganton to practice law with my father in our family firm. For the past twelve years, I have represented hundreds of clients, and have argued cases at every level of the North Carolina court system, from the Burke and Cleveland county court houses to the North Carolina Supreme Court in Raleigh. I was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007.
In 1993, I married the love of my life, Lydia Furr, at the West Point Cadet Chapel, and we have been blessed with three wonderful daughters, ages 16, 13, and 11. Our family is very active in our local church, where I serve on the deacon board, as a substitute Sunday school teacher, and in the AWANA children’s program.
While I practice law during the week, as the grandson of a North Carolina tobacco farmer, I have farming in my blood, and my family and I spend my weekends and spare time on our family farm doing chores, repairing fences, cutting wood, and growing a garden. My family and I also enjoy being in the outdoors–hiking, camping, horseback riding and canoeing.
As a small businessman and farm owner, I am accustomed to hard work. I am committed to the ideals of self-discipline, integrity, and professionalism, which I learned at home growing up, while working to become an Eagle Scout, and later as a West Point cadet. During my years at West Point, the principles of Duty, Honor, and Country were instilled in me, and these values are still very much a part of who I am and what I believe. For those of you who are military veterans, I thank you and your families for your service.
I look forward to serving the fine people of Burke and Cleveland counties full time in the North Carolina Senate. God bless you and your family, and may God continue to bless America.
Warren T. Daniel