Dan Forest

Dan Forest is 34th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. He is 52 years old and married to Alice Forest, they have four children together.

Dan is affiliated to the Republican party and by faith, he is a Christian.

Prior to entering politics, Dan was an architect and social worker.

In 2012 Dan joined politics and ran for the Lt. Governors office of North Carolina. He won the election and took the office in 2013.

In Aug 2019 he filed the nominations for a candidate for North Carolina Governor from Republican Party. In the primary held on 3rd March 2020, Dan received 89%(694,929 votes) of the total votes against Holly Grange. Grange received just 11%(86,150 votes).

Childhood and Family

Dan Forest is a Republican politician from North Carolina. He was born on 15 Oct 1957 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dan Forest is married to Alice Forest. He and his wife live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their kids. Alice is a very supportive wife, she looks after his political campaigns and helps him in it.

They together have 4 children. 2 sons Jake Forest and Max Forest, and 2 daughters Haley Forest and Olivia Forest.

Dan’s mother Sue Myrick was a member of U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district between 1995-2013. She also served as a 51st Mayor of Charlotte from 1987-1991.


Full NameDan Forest
ProfessionPolitician, Businessman
Age62 years old
Date of Birth (DOB)15 Oct 1957
BirthplaceHarrisonburg, Virginia
Current ResidenceRaleigh, North Carolina


FatherEd Myrick
MotherSue Myrick
WifeAlice Forest
ChildrenJake Forest, Haley Forest, Max Forest, Olivia Forest

Education and Career

Dan Forest holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture.

Bachelor Degree: He completed his B.A., in architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1988-1991.

Master Degree: He completed his MA., in architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1991-1993.


Bachelor DegreeB.A. in Architecture (1998-1991)
Master DegreeM.A. in Architecture (1991-1993)

Work Experience

PartnerLittle Diversified Architectural Consulting (1988-2009)
Board MemberTriangle Leadership Forum (2003-2012)

1st Job: While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in 1988 he was working at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. The company was established in 1968 and serves commercial spaces with interior design, and other architectural & planning services.

He went to serve the organization for 21 years until 2009 and became a partner of the company.

2nd Job: In 2003 he joined a non-profit organization Triangle Leadership Forum based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The organization was established in 1992. It educates and promotes regionalism across the communities. He served as a board member at this organization. He left the board in 2012 after serving for 12 years.

Political Career

Dan’s political career started in 2012 when he first ran for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina against Democrat candidate Linda Coleman. He won the seat by a very thin margin of just 0.2% (6858 votes).

In the 2012 race, Dan received 50.1%(2,187,728 votes) of the vote share while Linda received 49.9%(2,180,870 votes) of the vote share.

In 2016 he ran for re-election against Linda. In re-elections, he received 51.87%(2,370,028 votes) of the vote share while Linda received 45.28%(2,068,741 votes) and Jacki Cole from Libertarian Part received 2.85%(130,236 votes) vote share.

In August 2019 Dan filed his nomination for the Governor seat of North Carolina. The Republican primaries were held on 3 March 2020. He won the primaries against Holly Grange with a massive margin of 89%(694,929 votes) while holy just got 11% of the vote share(86,150 votes).

Policies and Issues

Dan Forest on Abortion?

He believe in the sanctity of human life and urged to vote for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Dan Forest on Small Businesses?

He supports small businesses as they create jobs. He will repeal excessive regulations to make iteasy for small business owners.

Dan Forest on Education?

Every public school needs to have a strong principal & armed guards for the security of the students. Support school choice and competition in education.

Dan Forest on Gun Control?

Pro-gun supporter, mass shootings are a mental health issue.

Dan Forest on Veterans?

Will give $2500 bonus to business hiring veterans. Assistance for veterans joining state law enforcement.

Dan Forest on Immigration?

Supports legal immigrations and border wall to stop illegal immigrants.

Salary, Funding and Net Worth

He earns a base salary of $142,000 per year from the state government as a Lt. Governor of North Carolina. Dan Forest’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.

He has raised 4.2 million till now for his upcoming gubernatorial elections. 75% of his funding came from in-state donors. Finance, Insurance & Real Estate businesses have contribute heavily to his campaign.

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