Dan Forest Bio
Dan Forest is the first Republican Lieutenant Governor to be elected in North Carolina in over 20 years, and only the second since 1897. Dan is a registered architect. He and his wife, Alice, reside in Raleigh with their four children, ages 8 to 20. After receiving two degrees from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC), Dan became a leader in the business community having served as Office President and Senior Partner of the state's largest architectural firm - Little Diversified Architectural Consulting.
As Lieutenant Governor, Dan serves as the President of the North Carolina Senate and serves as a voting member of the State Board of Education, the State Board of Community Colleges, the state Economic Development Board and is the chairman of the eLearning Commission. He is also a member of the NC Advisory Commission on Military Affairs.
Dan remains active in his community and church, and is the founder and former president of the Triangle Leadership Forum. He is also a member of the Heritage Foundation's Presidents Club and previously served on the NC Community Board for Heritage. He is the former chairman of the board of the Wake Forest Pregnancy Support Services. Dan also served on the UNC Charlotte College of Architecture Advisory Council. Dan enjoys coaching youth sports, and has coached numerous football, baseball and basketball teams in Raleigh. In his spare time, he enjoys anything that includes spending time with his wife and kids.