I’ve never voted for a Democrat in my life. As a veteran, I’m voting for Hillary this November.
I’ve been a Republican my whole life, and it was his strong Christian values that really drew me to Ted Cruz in the primary. I’m in a divinity studies graduate program now — my faith has always been central to everything I do. While I’ve never voted for a Democrat before, this November I’m voting for Hillary Clinton.
I was born in Barrington and went to Dover High School, but after college I enlisted and spent 4 years in the Army, including as a Chaplain’s Assistant at Fort Bragg. I loved the Army. My military career ended after a skiing accident left me with 6 broken vertebrae & long-term nerve damage in my arm. I spent 3.5 months in the hospital at UNC learning to run and walk again — and then I came back here to New Hampshire.
As a veteran, I had major reservations about voting for Donald Trump because I’m not sure what he believes. His answers change depending on who he’s talking to, and that’s not a quality that our service members can afford in a Commander-in-Chief.
With Hillary Clinton, she’s very open about what she believes, especially in terms of veterans and foreign policy. I took the time to read all of her plans and proposals on veterans and military families, and I read the endorsements from the generals — what they said, especially General Maddox, really made a difference to me.
I never know what I’m going to get with Donald Trump — every time he gets a question he changes his answer. With Hillary, I trust that what she says she’s going to do is what she’s actually going to do. I’ve always voted for Republicans, but I’m voting for Hillary Clinton this election — it comes to a point when you have to put country over party.”
-Dan is a United States Army Veteran and a native of Barrington, New Hampshire. You can volunteer with Dan by signing up here.