Dan English is a native of Kootenai County and has a lifetime record of service to his community. He is the founder and former Executive Director of two local non-profits, North Idaho Youth for Christ and Anchor House-Idaho Youth Ranch. He currently is the current Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho and the past immediate ED of First Judicial District CASA. He was a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. In the past he has held positions as a city councilman, a sheriff’s detective, a school board member, an adjunct faculty member at LCSC in the Justice Studies and Social Work programs, and as a volunteer fireman. He is a graduate of the Idaho P.O.S.T. Academy for sworn law enforcement personnel.
During his tenure as County Clerk, English served as the President of the Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks. He served as Chair of their legislative committee and as a member of the Idaho Association of Counties Legislative Committee. English was very active in the elections community at the state and national level. He was on the Idaho Secretary of State’s Election Task Force and was elected Chair of the 110 member Standards Committee of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission which had representatives from all 50 states and the U.S. Territories.
He and his wife Cory raised four children and have six grandchildren. Two of his children were active duty military and served multiple tours in Iraq. They live in the Coeur d'Alene and are active members of Calvary Lutheran Church in Post Falls. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University.