Meet Commissioner Daniel Harris, Jr. 



Commissioner Daniel Harris, Jr. was elected District One Commissioner on November 6, 2012 and was elected Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission by his fellow commissioners during the commission's organizational meeting on November 14, 2012. He was re-elected as the Commissioner of District I and was sworn in on November 16, 2016.

Mr. Harris was born and raised in Montgomery.  After graduating from George Washington Carver High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force at the height of the Viet Nam War.  Upon his return home, he enrolled in Alabama State University while working full-time for the ICG (GMO) and L&N Railroads.  He also worked as a Deputy in the Montgomery County Sheriff Department.

Upon graduation from ASU, he attended law school and upon graduation accepted a position as Corporate Attorney in the Law Division of the Mutual of Omaha Companies where he rose to the position of Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, the position that he held when he retired in 2003.

Since retiring, Dan has earned a Master of Science degree and has generously volunteered his time and talents to various municipal, county, community and church boards.  He is married to the former Deborah E. Mitchell they have 6 adult children and 4 grandchildren.  They are members of United Evangelical Lutheran Church. 


            Diploma - George Washington Carver High School

            Bachelor of Science - Alabama State University

            Master of Science – Auburn University Montgomery

            Juris Doctor – Creighton University School of Law


            Cleveland Avenue YMCA Board of Directors

Montgomery County Community Corrections Authority, Board of Directors

Former Member, City of Montgomery Retirement Board of Trustees

Montgomery Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Board of Directors & Past Polemarch

ISTAP, Inc. (I Support the Athletics Program at ASU), President

United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Board of Elders

United Sates Air Force

United States Air Force Reserves


Alabama State Bar Association

Montgomery County Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Commissioner Daniel Harris, Jr.
District 1
334. 239-7351 (email)