“Equal opportunity for excellent education is fundamental for strong public schools and new advances in technology will help bridge the opportunity gap for the first time in history. I believe North Carolina will be the first state in the nation to have every classroom connected to high-speed internet and have 1-to-1 devices in the hands of every student, allowing the poorest students in the far reaches of rural North Carolina to have the same opportunity for access as our students in wealthier urban areas.”
About Dan Forest
Dan Forest is the first Republican Lieutenant Governor to be elected in North Carolina in over 20 years, and only the second since 1897. Dan is a registered architect. He and his wife, Alice, reside in Raleigh with their four children, ages 10-22. After receiving his architecture degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Dan became a leader in the business community having served as Office President and Senior Partner of the state’s largest architectural firm.
As Lieutenant Governor, Dan serves as the President of the North Carolina Senate and serves as a voting member of the State Board of Education, and the State Board of Community Colleges. He is also Chairman of the Special Committee on Digital Technology at the State Board of Education (which is tasked with the implementation of the state-wide digital technology plan), a member of the NC Advisory Commission on Military Affairs, the chair of the Energy Policy Council, and a member of the newly created Food Processing Task Force.
And in his spare time, Dan enjoys anything that includes spending time with his wife and kids.