|Daniel H. Boman|
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 16th district
January 12, 2011
|Preceded by||William Thigpen|
December 7, 1974 |
|Political party||Republican (January–May 2011)
Democratic (May 2011-present)
|Alma mater||Auburn University
Birmingham School of Law
Daniel H. Boman (born December 7, 1974) is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing the 16th District.
Early life, education, and law career
Alabama House of Representatives
Boman was elected to the state house as a Republican in the massive Republican wave that swept through the state in the 2010 elections, one which saw the Republicans take complete control of state government for the first time since Reconstruction. He defeated incumbent Democrat William Thigpen 54%-46%. He attracted national attention in May 2011 when he switched parties and became a Democrat in protest of Republican support for an education bill. Opponents of the bill argued that it was unfair to teachers facing firing or other adverse action. In explaining his decision, Boman said: "During this current session I have seen this legislative body pass bills that I feel adversely affect what my people back home want, need, and deserve…I will never choose the Party over the people again."
- Ethics and Campaign Finance
- Tuscaloosa County Legislation
2012 congressional election
Boman ran in the Democratic primary for Alabama's 4th congressional district, held by incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt in the 2012 congressional elections. He did not have to give up his state house seat to run for Congress; Alabama state representatives serve four-year terms. He was defeated in the general election.
Boman is married and has three children.
- McMorris-Santoro, Evan (May 26, 2011). "Alabama Lawmaker Abandons GOP Over New Law Aimed At Teachers". Talking Points Memo.
- "State Rep. Boman switches to Democratic Party". The Tuscaloosa News. May 26, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
- Shryock, John (May 26, 2011). "Ala. GOP lawmaker flips parties; joins Democrats". WBRC. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
- Doyle, Steve (2012-01-14). "Congressman Robert Aderholt draws two last-minute Democratic challengers". The Huntsville Times. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- Legislative biography
- Representative Daniel Boman at the Alabama House of Representatives
- Daniel Boman for Congress official campaign website
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
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