Dan is a husband, father, entrepreneur, and youth sports advocate. He is passionate about Henrico County and has a desire to make it an even better place to live, work, and play.
Dan is the president of RMC Events, a local company that boasts nearly 400 Henrico County citizens among its nearly 2,000 employees. While running his business, Dan volunteers twenty to thirty hours weekly as President of the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association, which has approximately 2,500 participants annually. He also serves as a representative of Henrico County on the Capital Region Airport Commission, appointed to the position by the late Dick Glover.
WHY DAN IS RUNNING
Dan is a leader who believes cooperation is vital to keeping Henrico special. He wants to represent Brookland by working with fellow supervisors and County staff to increase a sense of community, to expand recreational opportunities, and to build upon the County’s economic prosperity for all who live, work, and play here - - all while keeping tax rates low.
A BALANCED BROOKLAND FOR ALL
Brookland is a popular destination for travelers from all over Virginia and beyond. People are drawn to world-class amenities in Glen Allen built by Dick Glover. We reap the benefits of tax dollars spent by the tourists, but we also get to enjoy those facilities on a daily basis in our community. Dan wants to follow through with Dick’s vision of establishing such projects in other parts of the district, like Bethlehem, Glenside, and Lakeside.
Great schools, not more trailers
Over half of Henrico’s tax dollars are spent on education. Yet students in Brookland have been forced to sit on floors and in trailers due to poor planning and inaction. Virginia law prevents supervisors from setting school policy, but Dan will use his influence as a Supervisor to urge school officials to place students in first rate buildings, rather than in trailers.
Dan knows healthy businesses and strong economic development efforts help everyone by providing jobs to citizens and tax revenue for schools and roads. Dan believes in the “Henrico Way,” which stresses fiscal discipline in order to pay for new schools, libraries, sports facilities, and paving roads - - all while keeping our tax rates low.
Dan loves helping people in his community, and he wants to be their voice in Henrico. No one has to go through a gatekeeper to get his attention. He can be reached directly on his cell at (804) 723-1093, or by emailing him at email@example.com at any time.
Dan’s highest priority as your Supervisor will be maintaining your safety. In his profession, Dan works extensively with public safety personnel in several jurisdictions, and he has a tremendous respect for the work they do on behalf of citizens. He will work closely with fire, police and emergency medical personnel in Henrico to ensure they maintain their status among the best equipped, best trained, highly-awarded public safety personnel in the country.
Join Team Schmitt
There is a lot to celebrate in Henrico County, but together, we can make it even better. Dan is ready to begin that work and needs your help! Please sign up to volunteer, or make a donation today!