Neil Durrance

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Neil Durrance
A photograph of a middle-aged man speaking to a crowd behind the camera.
Personal details
Born (1956-09-15) September 15, 1956 (age 60)
Salina, Kansas, United States
Political party Democratic
Occupation Attorney

Neil L. Durrance (born September 15, 1956) is an attorney and former city councilperson and candidate for mayor of Denton, Texas. He served two terms on the City Council in Denton, Texas and has was chair of the Denton County Democratic Party.[1] He hosts a local-access and online talk show, Texas Progressive Time.


Durrance was born in Salina, Kansas 1956.[2] After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of North Texas and a law degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1981, he began his legal career in Texarkana, Texas, where he practiced before both the Texas and Arkansas bars.[3] He has been admitted to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the US Eastern, Southern, and Northern District Courts. In 1988, Neil moved back to Denton, Texas and opened a general law practice.[4]

2010 Congressional campaign[edit]

In the May 2010 Democratic Primary, Democrats elected Durrance to run against Republican Michael C. Burgess in Texas's 26th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The 26th District comprised most of Denton County, including most of Lewisville) as well as parts of Tarrant County.[5] After raising $104,462 in campaign contributions,[6] Durrance won 30.7% of the vote in the heavily Republican district.[7]


  1. ^ Stevens, Grace (2007-06-05). "On The Record: Neil Durrance". The Texas Blue. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Personal profile: Neil Durrance". Denton Record-Chronicle. Denton, Texas. 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  3. ^ Neil Durrance (2010-10-15). Meet Neil Durrance. Denton County, Texas: Durrance for Congress. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Neil L. Durrance - Biography". Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Candidates latch onto debate over government's role". Denton Record-Chronicle. Denton, Texas: 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Texas 26th District Race". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  7. ^ "Texas - Election Results". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-11.