Minnesota 1st District Congressional Candidate
Service: U.S. Army and Teach for America
Dan Feehan grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota, in the state’s 1st Congressional District. From 2005 through 2009, he served as an active duty soldier in the U.S. Army and completed two combat tours of duty as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Iraq, Dan searched for roadside bombs and pursued those threatening Americans and Iraqis alike, earning the Bronze Star for Service, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor, and the Ranger Tab.
After the military, Dan continued his service by teaching first graders on Chicago’s south side for two years, followed by two years spent as a middle school math teacher in Gary, Indiana. Dan then earned a Masters at Harvard Kennedy School and was asked to serve in the Obama Administration, first as a White House Fellow and then as an acting Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Following his in the Administration, Dan moved back to Minnesota. Dan and his wife Amy, an elementary school teacher, want to raise their two young boys, Conor and Declan, in the same southern Minnesota that instilled the value of service in Dan.