Get to Know Daniel Gordon

Get to Know 2017 Endorsed Candidate ... Daniel Gordon

Name: Daniel Gordon
Office you’re seeking: Bowling Green City Council – 1st Ward
Are you an incumbent? If so, how many years?: Yes; I’ve served for 5 ½ years now.
Age: 27
Twitter: @dg4bg

Why are you running?

I’m running for reelection to fulfill my promise to revitalize our neighborhoods and ensure that our city stands with our vulnerable communities. All of us deserve a safe, affordable, quality home in a city with a zero-tolerance policy for acts of hate.

What are the most important issues on your campaign?  

Housing, neighborhood revitalization, and social equity

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I once had an unplanned face-to-face meeting with an alligator. I escaped without a scratch.

Who is your favorite president? Why?

JFK. He inspired millions of people our age to take up public service so that our nation can live up to its name as a bastion of freedom, equality, and justice for all. And he evolved while in office to become a more courageous, socially conscious, and peace-minded president. That’s no small thing.

If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why?

The Doctor (from Doctor Who). Running around all of time and space and saving the day through sheer courage, intelligence, and optimism sounds good to me.

If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?

“Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

How can young dems help in your race?  

Young Democrats can help in my race by joining me to knock doors, make phone calls, and organize events, or by donating (every little bit helps!). I offer campaign internships, including ones for students who want academic credit. Email me at if interested.