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Daniel Harris, Jr.

District 1
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(334) 318-3254

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 Vietnam 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, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. They are members of United Evangelical Lutheran Church where he is an Elder.


  • 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

Civic Duties

  • Association of County Commissions of Alabama, Legislative Committee
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors
  • Cleveland Avenue YMCA Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County Community Corrections Authority, Board of Directors
  • One Place Family Justice Center 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
  • Leadership Alabama, Class XV
  • Leadership Montgomery, Class XXX
  • United Sates Air Force Veteran (Vietnam era)


  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

District Neighborhoods

District One BONDS Neighborhoods

  • Beauvoir
  • Bellwood
  • Brentwood
  • Brighton Area
  • Carriage  Hills
  • Cloverdale/Idlewild
  • Clubview Estates
  • Commodore
  • Cross Creek
  • Eastwood
  • Edgewood
  • Garden District
  • Gatsby Lane
  • Georgetown
  • Gladlane/Gay Meadows
  • Greater Bell Road
  • Greater McGehee Estates
  • Green Acres
  • Grove Hill Estates
  • Halcyon South
  • Heatherton Heights
  • Hillwood
  • Malone-Wentworth
  • McGehee Place
  • Meadow Walk
  • Mulberry
  • Old Bellwood
  • Spring Valley
  • Sutton Place
  • Valley Village
  • Vaughn Meadows
  • Warrenton Estates
  • Westwood Community
  • Whispering Pines
  • Woodley Park
  • Woodmere
  • Young Farm
  • Young Place
  • Young Pointe

District Schools

Public Schools

  • Brewbaker Intermediate Elementary
  • Brewbaker Middle
  • Brewbaker Primary Elementary
  • Brewbaker Technology Magnet High 
  • Crump Elementary
  • Dannelly Elementary
  • Jefferson Davis High
  • LAMP
  • Vaughn Road Elementary

Private Schools

  • Canterbury Technical Academy
  • East Montgomery Montessori
  • Eastwood Christian School
  • Evangel Christian Academy
  • Montgomery Academy
  • Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School
  • Saint James School
  • Success Unlimited Academy
  • Trinity Presbyterian School

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