Daniel Gade, a professor at American University, is running for the U.S. Senate from
Virginia. He is one of 5 Republicans hoping to defeat Democrat Mark Warner.
Daniel graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) with a Bachelor of Science.
He received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and PhD from the University of
Georgia. Later he taught courses at West Point.
Gade was wounded in action twice and decorated for valor while serving in Iraq. After his
second injury, his right leg was amputated. He retired from the Army in 2017. Gade has
served on various committees advising the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and he was
appointed to serve on the National Council on Disability.
Gade has had no experience in national politics and holds that “America is ready for non-
politicians to be in elected office.” President Trump nominated Daniel M. Gade to be a
commissioner at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) but Gade
declined the nomination. His positions on the issues are very general. He believes in
limited government, promoting markets as the engines of economic growth, restricting the
power to declare war to Congress, and the right to bear arms.
Daniel resides in Alexandria with his wife, Wendy, and their three children. He was the
world champion in his category at the 2010 Ironman 70.3 triathlon.