Speaker for April 7, 2022 –
Dan Severson is running for the Lee County School Board to put parents back in control of their children’s education. Out of control spending, infighting, and liberal policies have taken the focus away from what is truly important- providing our next generation with a quality education, and ensuring they can learn in a safe environment. Dan believes a conservative community deserves a conservative School Board, and he is running to represent our voice and our concerns.
During Dan’s 22 years of Naval service, he logged over 3200 flight hours as a Top Gun Fighter Pilot and retired as a Commander. During his career he earned the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and two Meritorious Service Medals for exceptional leadership.
Dan has a long history of experience in the education field. Coming from a family of educators, both parents were teachers and he taught both in the Navy as a flight instructor and later in public schools as a substitute teacher. After his retirement from the military, Dan ran for public office and served eight years as a Minnesota State Representative. During his eight years in the Minnesota House, Dan held executive leadership roles and was selected to serve as Minority Whip. Dan served the people of Minnesota by upholding and fighting for strong conservative values, lower taxes, smaller government, pro-life issues, veteran benefits, and judicial accountability.
Dan and his wife of 47 years, Cathy Jo, returned to Florida and settled in Cape Coral in 2015 after falling in love with its natural beauty. They attend Life Church in Ft Myers and are very active in their church community. Since moving home to Florida and relocating to Cape Coral, Dan has immersed himself in Southwest Florida politics. Experience, leadership, and vision are the hallmarks of Dan’s life of service to country and community.