About


Education:

Master of Education - Teaching

May 2016

University of Texas at Arlington


Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies

May 2011

Kent State University


Occupation:

Teacher

South Euless Elemetary School


Philanthropy:

Member of Bedford Fire Department Rehab Team 


Council Liaison to Bedford Public Library Board


Representative, Bedford Senior Center


Vote May 01, 2021


Early Voting Begins April 19, 2021

Focused

on our Future

My name is Dan Cogan and I’m a teacher right here in the HEB ISD and a member of St. Michael Catholic church in Bedford.


I currently have the honor to serve as your representative on the Bedford City Council because like many others I want to see our city reach its full potential as the center of the metroplex.


My wife, Sneha, and I called Bedford home because of the perfect location and tight-knit community. I decided to volunteer my time to serve on city council because I was frustrated seeing the prosperity of surrounding cities while Bedford struggled to find its own identity. This is the city I’m raising my family in and I want to make it the best it can be.


Those who have lived in Bedford know its history, the 2005 rollback election which closed our library, set our city behind, and left us with the inability to invest in critical infrastructure that we needed. To make matters worse we have only 2 % of our land left for development. Despite the many challenges we face we cannot let the decisions of the past define our future.


We must keep moving forward.


I chose to be an educator because I care about the future of our community. Being a teacher is a lot like any other public service position, you delegate, you manage scarce resources and most importantly you get creative. The only difference is I work with 12 year olds. This city needs someone who is willing to take risks, think outside the box and get creative to solve our problems.


As your elected official I have continued to listen to residents by voting for citizen initiatives such as “No more apartments” and bringing additional sales tax through liquor sales. I’ve supported our first responders by voting to add additional police officers and firefighters to our community and give both departments the resources they need to keep Bedford safe. To champion change I’ve challenged the city staff to move away from a “business as usual” mindset to one that focuses on putting our neighborhoods and residents first.


We still have a lot of work to do. The one thing I can say with certainty is that I will continue to be a voice for every resident and work hard to make life better in Bedford.


I hope you join me in this re-election campaign because the stakes are high. Bedford can’t afford setbacks due to political partisanship or personal interests. We must stand united and continue to build on our success. 


With your help, together, we can move this city forward and build its future for all our families.


If you’re interested in volunteering or would like a yard sign please contact me by phone or e-mail.


If you have as little as three hours in the next three months to volunteer please click here.


If you can make a contribution please know that there is no such thing as a donation too small.


I’m going to work harder than I’ve ever worked in my life over these next few months but with your help we can give Bedford the fresh start it needs.