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Election 2020

U. S. Senate - Daniel Gade

Dr. Daniel Gade is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, professor, and public policy leader running to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S. Senate.


During more than 20 years of military service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts. Daniel graduated from West Point in 1997 and served in multiple locations in the United States and Korea.


In 2004, his unit deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and was wounded by enemy fire twice, and was decorated for valor. His second combat wounding caused his entire right leg to be amputated.

A year to the day after his injuries, he started his Master of Public Administration, and later went on to earn a PhD in public administration and policy. He served in President George W. Bush’s administration, working on veteran issues and military healthcare, and has since served on several national-level policy councils, including the National Council on Disability and the VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation.

He taught political science, economics, and leadership courses at the United States Military Academy (West Point) from 2011 until his retirement from the Army in 2017, and is now a professor at American University in DC.

Daniel resides in Alexandria with his wife of 20 years, Wendy, and their three children.  


U. S. House of Representatives - 3rd District  John Collick

Military/Government Experience

  • Retired Marine 1st SGT

    • Signals Intelligence Analyst

    • Cryptologic Linguist (Arabic)

    • Counterterrorism Analyst

    • * Developed Asymmetrical Threat Methodology

    • * Developed Random Patrol Matrix (USCG)

    • * Developed Intel Support for International Port Security Program (USCG)

    • * Developed Syrian Refugee Vetting Process (USCIS)

    • * HUMINT Issues Manager for YEMEN (DIA)

    • Immigration Officer

    • Section Chief of Illicit Travel Unit (ICE)


  • B.S. Campbell University, M.B.A. in Homeland Security, Northcentral University

Personal Life

Portsmouth City Council & School Board

There are only two candidates for City Council this year that the Portsmouth Republican Party considers Conservatives.   

They are Ted J. Lamb and Nathan Clark.  

For School Board, the two most Conservative candidates appear to be Gary Bunting and Sarah Duncan Hinds.  

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