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    Tribute to Dennis McDaniel

    by Former Representative Tom Latham

    Posted on 2013-03-13

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    LATHAM of iowa in the house of representatives Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize Dennis McDaniel for being named a 2013 Forty Under 40 honoree by the award-winning central Iowa publication, Business Record.



    Since 2000, Business Record has undertaken an exhaustive annual review to identify a standout group of young leaders in the Greater Des Moines area who are making an impact in their communities and their careers. Each year, forty up-and-coming community and business leaders under 40 years of age are selected for this prestigious distinction, which is based on a combined criteria of community involvement and success in their chosen career field. The 2013 class of Forty Under 40 honorees join an impressive roster of 560 business leaders and growing.

    In 2003, Dennis McDaniel joined the Windsor Heights Police Department as a police officer. Today, he is a law enforcement veteran who has ascended the rank of Windsor Heights' Chief of Police. In this role, which he has held since 2010, Mr. McDaniel has revolutionized his department's operations and actively made his community a safer place, developing a volunteer police reserve program and implementing a variety of technological and goal-based tools in his department's divisions. From serving as chairman for the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force to teaching Rape Aggression Defense programs to the women of Greater Des Moines, Dennis has demonstrated a clear commitment to providing [[Page E287]] leadership and marked improvement to his community. In all facets of his life, Dennis is an example of service and hard work that our state can be proud of.

    Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Dennis in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. McDaniel for utilizing his talents to better both his community and the great state of Iowa. I invite my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating Dennis on receiving this esteemed designation, thanking those at Business Record for their great work, and wishing each member of the 2013 Forty Under 40 class continued success.

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