Anthony Daniels

Updated: August 07, 2022 at 12:14 PM CST

General Information

Who is Anthony Daniels?
Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels currently represents the 53rd District in the Alabama State House of Representatives. He was born in Bartow, Florida, and grew up in Midway, Alabama. In May 2005, he graduated cum laude from Alabama A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Anthony went on to earn a Master’s degree in special education also from Alabama A&M University and completed a certification in education fundraising from Dartmouth College in 2012. In 2015, he received a certificate from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business’s Executive Education Program. In May 2009, he released his first book, To Sweeten Alabama: A Story of a Young Man Defying the Odds.

In June 2006, Anthony was elected as chairman of the National Education Association (NEA) Student Program, where he represented more than 62,000 college students on more than 1,100 campuses nationwide. In this role, Anthony worked out of NEA headquarters in Washington, D.C. His leadership and collaboration with myriad organizations fostered the passage of the College Cost and Reduction Act of 2007, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush.

He is recognized as a leading voice on the issues of college access and affordability. In his role as NEA chairman, Anthony has testified before Department of Education’s Negotiating Rule Making Committee hearings on college access and affordability, spoken to live audiences, provided commentary on nationally syndicated radio programs, television broadcasts and featured in various magazines discussing the topic of college affordability and mobilizing youth to be politically active.

In July 2009, Anthony was appointed to Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle’s Economic Sustainability Council (Green 13) where he served as the Chairman of Transportation. Later that year, he was appointed chair of the Legislative Committee for the Huntsville Education Association, where he served a one-year term. The following year, he was elected to the State Board of Directors for the Alabama Education Association. In 2010 he was also appointed to the advisory committee for First-Book North Alabama, a non-profit organization that provides new books to low income children.

Anthony continues to advocate for a quality education for all as a public servant and as a former elementary school teacher. His experience includes teaching third grade at the Academy of Science and Foreign Language, fourth grade at University Place Elementary (Title I school) and fourth and fifth grade blended-class at Cochiti Middle School on an Indian reservation.

In January 2012, Anthony returned to his Alma mater as Corporate and Foundations Relations officer, a position he held until November 2014. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Premiere Dental, a small business he owns with his wife, Dr. Teneshia Daniels.

Anthony was named Alabama State Legislator of the Year in 2015 by his colleagues in the Hose Democratic Caucus. Today, he continues to serve as a State Representative, a Member of the Kappa Alpha Psi, State Legislature Foundation, board member of Global Forum for freedom and justice and the Huntsville Country Club, a small business owner, a community activist, a husband, a father of two daughters, Abigail and Madison, and one son, Anthony.

Status: Alabama State Representative for District 53
Party: Democrat
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Birthday: October 5, 1982 39

Contact Information

Known contact information for Anthony Daniels from Midway, AL.

  • 11 South Union Street, Suite 428
    Montgomery, AL 36130-2950
  • Phone: 334-261-0522
  • Official Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Anthony Daniels from Midway, AL.

  • Certified, Educational Fundraising, Dartmouth College, 2012
  • MA, Special Education, Alabama A&M University, 2008-2010
  • BS, Elementary Education, Alabama A&M University, 2001-2005

Political Information

Known political history for Anthony Daniels from Midway, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 53, 2018
  • Democratic Leader, Alabama State House of Representatives, 2017-present
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 53, 2014-present

Professions Information

Known professional history for Anthony Daniels from Midway, AL.

  • Corporate and Foundations Relations Officer, Alabama A&M University, 2012-2014
  • Chief Operating Officer, Premiere Dental, 2013-present
  • Fourth Grade Teacher, Huntsville City Schools, 2010-2011
  • Teacher, Bernadillo Public Schools, 2011
  • Third Grade Teacher, Huntsville Academy of Science and Foreign Language, 2009-2010
  • Author, To Sweeten Alabama: A Story of a Young Man Defying the Odds, 2009
  • State President, Student Alabama Education Association, 2005-2006
  • State 2nd Vice President, Student Alabama Education Association, 2003-2004

Congressional Information

Known congressional history for Anthony Daniels from Midway, AL.

  • Appointee, Mayor Tommy Battle's Economic and Sustainability Council
  • Former Member, Internal Affairs Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Commerce and Small Business Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Anthony Daniels from Midway, AL.

  • Chair, Legislative Committee, Huntsville Education Association, 2009-2010
  • Chair, National Education Association Student Program, 2006-2008
  • Planning Community, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, 2007-2008
  • University Accreditation Board Member, National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education, 2006-2008
  • Member, Advisory/Resolutions Committee, National Education Association Student Program, 2005-2006
  • Co-founder, First-Book North Alabama
  • Member, Leadership Huntsville
  • Member, Committee of 100 Young Professionals

Election History

Anthony Daniels from Midway, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Anthony Daniels has sponsored.

HB576
Time; to adopt Daylight Savings Time statewide if Congress amends Federal law to allow it.
HB539
Breweries, distilleries, daily limit on amount beer or liquor sold to customers eliminated, Sec. 28-3A-6 am'd.
HB512
Monuments, Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, a county or municipality authorize to remove any monument located on public property for less than 50 years, a waiver required from Committee on Alabama Monument Protection before monument can be removed that has been situated for 50 years of more, Sec. 41-9-230 repealed; Secs. 41-9-231 to 41-9-237, inclusive, am'd.
HB488
Ad valorem tax on real property, senior property tax appraisal for persons age 70 or older on principal residence used for 10 years, appraisal value frozen on immediate prior year, exceptions, rules by Revenue Dept.
HB442
State sales and use tax increased, phase-in period, sales and use tax on food phased out, exempt by 2007, counties and municipalities prohibited from increasing sales tax on food, Secs. 40-23-2, 40-23-61 am'd.
HB438
Voting, automatic voter registration, process established
HB433
Voter registration, authorize registration same day as election, Sec. 17-3-50 am'd.
HB432
Medicaid, expand program to provide assistane to state residents, provide appropriations for adequate funding
HB431
Medicaid, extend postpartum coverage for eligible pregnant women to one year after birth
HB397
Election ballots, straight political party ballots prohibited, constitutional amendment ballot measure, contents may not mislead description of, Secs. 17-6-36, 17-6-37. 17-6-38, 17-6-39 repealed; Secs. 17-6-35, 17-6-41, 17-7-21 am'd.
HB394
Criminal procedure, asset forfeiture for drug offenses provided, Alabama Criminal Forfeiture Process Act, Secs. 20-2-93 repealed
HB361
Corrections Dept., inmates being released, application for nondriver identification authorized, Sec. 14-10-1 am'd.
HB344
Tax Assessor or Revenue Commissioner, homestead exemptions, electronic verification at the discretion of tax assessing official, Sec. 40-9-21.1 am'd.
HB320
State employees, cost-of-living increase for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020.
HB307
Elder abuse, require redaction of contract information from court documents released to the public, to clarify that an elderly person of sound mind or body may hire legal counsel for representation, Sec. 38-9F-6 am'd.
HB306
Wrongful Incarceration, compensation, provided further, Secs. 29-2-156, 29-2-159 am'd.
HB283
Taxation, exempt state, county, and municipal sales and use tax from certain entities
HB282
School of Cyber Technology and Engineering, granted same soverign immunity and participation in Educators Liability Trust Fund as provided for other public K-12 schools, board of education, administrators, and staff, Secs. 16-28A-6, added; Secs. 16-22-4.1, 36-1-12 am'd.
HB8
Historical monuments, local governments authorized to remove and required to transfer ownership to Archives and History or Alabama Historical Commission for public display, Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, Secs. 41-9-230 to 41-9-237, inclusive, repealed
HB7
Education, requires all public K-12 schools to require student completion of a semester-long course in Black American history
HB6
Law enforcement, recordings, procedure to determine to whom and what portion of a recording to disclose or release established
HB5
Expungements, administrative filing fees eliminated, Sec. 15-27-4 repealed; Sec. 15-27-3 am'd.

HB355
Madison Co., Huntsville Public Library Bd., add'l members appt. by City of Madison and Madison Co. Comm., bd renamed Huntsville-Mad. Co. Public Library Bd.

HB 326
Education, Construction Trade Academy Funding Act, created, Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board, required to develop program, ADECA, required to administer program

HB 525
Taxation, National Federation of the Blind of Alabama, exempt from sales and use taxes
HB 524
Public welfare, Medicaid, income threshold provided, const. amend.
HB 303
Alcoholic beverages, manufacturers, prohibition on selling alcohol on Sundays, not applicable to certain tastings and samplings on licensed premises, Sec. 28-3A-25 am'd.
HR 515
Expungement law, urging Legislauture to amend
HR 289
Boggs-MacGuire, Henrietta, recognized
HR 50
Hall, Rick, death mourned

HB429
Taxation, National Federation of the Blind, exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes, Sec. 40-23-5 am'd.
HB381
Schools, influenza vaccine, local boards of education to provide information, Education Dept. to make information available, Sec. 16-1-49 added

HB311
Tax increment districts, provide that compensation may be determined solely by local governing body if a district is within a Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone
HB289
Revenue Department, notification requirements by local governments regarding tax levies, revised, certain collection services authorized at no cost, Sec. 11-51-210.1 added; Secs. 11-3-11.3, 11-51-183, 11-51-208, 11-51-210, 40-12-4, 40-12-7 am'd.
HB251
Income tax, individual and corporate returns, date required to be filed, filed on date for corresponding federal returns, Secs. 40-18-27, 40-18-39, 40-18-42 am'd.
HB176
Alcoholic beverages, breweries and brewpubs, sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption under certain conditions, location restrictions deleted, Secs. 28-3-1, 28-3A-6, 28-4A-3 am'd.

HB311
Tax increment districts, provide that compensation may be determined solely by local governing body if a district is within a Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone
HB289
Revenue Department, notification requirements by local governments regarding tax levies, revised, certain collection services authorized at no cost, Sec. 11-51-210.1 added; Secs. 11-3-11.3, 11-51-183, 11-51-208, 11-51-210, 40-12-4, 40-12-7 am'd.
HB251
Income tax, individual and corporate returns, date required to be filed, filed on date for corresponding federal returns, Secs. 40-18-27, 40-18-39, 40-18-42 am'd.
HB176
Alcoholic beverages, breweries and brewpubs, sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption under certain conditions, location restrictions deleted, Secs. 28-3-1, 28-3A-6, 28-4A-3 am'd.

HB530
Tax increment districts, provide that compensation may be determined soley by local governing body if a district is within a Major 21st Century Manufacturing Zone
HB404
Insurance, health insurance entity, quality rating system for dentists using cost of services, prohibited, criteria for quality rating system
HB397
Dental services, certain health insurance policies and health maintenance organizations plans, setting fees for services not covered by the plan, prohibited
HB229
Climatologist, Office of the State, created

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