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Dan Kohl

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Dan Kohl
Personal details
Born (1965-09-16) September 16, 1965 (age 55)
Political partyDemocratic
RelativesHerb Kohl (Uncle)
EducationBrown University (BA)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (JD)
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (MA)

Daniel Andrew Kohl (born September 16, 1965) is an American lawyer, political activist, former Wisconsin congressional candidate, and former NBA executive. Kohl is a member of the Kohl Family, one of the wealthiest families in the Midwest and the wealthiest Jewish family from Wisconsin.[1] Kohl was a senior advisor with BakerHostetler's government practice group and was the Democratic nominee for Congress of Wisconsin's 6th congressional district in 2018. In his past roles, he served as the assistant general manager and the Player Personnel Director for the Milwaukee Bucks, and more recently as the VP of Political Affairs and Political Director for J Street and Wisconsin's Director of New Schools Development for the SEED Foundation.

Biography[edit]

Daniel Andrew Kohl is from Mequon, Wisconsin and was born on September 16, 1965.[2] His grandfather created the department store Kohl's in 1962, later headed by Kohl's father and uncle. Kohl's uncle, philanthropist Herb Kohl, also once owned the Milwaukee Bucks and is a former United States Senator from Wisconsin.[2][3][4]

Kohl graduated from Brown University in 1987 with a B.A. in American Civilization, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1992 with a Doctorate of Law, and earned a Master of Arts in History 1996 from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

In 1992, Kohl joined the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a salary cap specialist and college scout. In 1998, he was named the team's assistant director of player personnel, and in 2000 he was promoted to director of player personnel. In 2003 he was promoted to Assistant General Manager. On May 9, 2006, Kohl officially announced that he would be leaving the Bucks.[5]

BakerHostetler[edit]

Dan was a senior advisor with BakerHostetler's government practice group.[6] In that role, he has represented the Children's Hospital Association and Major League Baseball.[7][8]

Politics[edit]

From 2009-2011, Dan served as the political director for J Street, and from 2011-2012, he was the VP – political affairs. Currently, he is a member of the board there. He was a 2017 recipient of J Street's Tzedek V’Shalom Award.[2][3]

Dan has served on the boards of the American Jewish Committee, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, and Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Dan served as the SEED Foundation's Wisconsin Director of New Schools Development and has served on the boards of the Columbia-St. Mary's Foundation, the COA Youth and Family Center Board, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Foundation.[3]

Dan served on the National Finance Committees of John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.[3] He also ran as a candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008, but was ultimately unsuccessful.[9]

Dan ran against incumbent Republican Glenn Grothman for the U.S. Congress in 2018, losing 44.5% to 55.5%[10]

Political positions[edit]

Kohl has described himself as a moderate.[11]

Health care[edit]

Kohl said that improving healthcare access is his number one priority.[12] He supports the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions, but does not support a government-run single-payer health care system.[2][11] He would bring down the cost of prescription medicines by allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies.[8] He believes more resources should be given to fight the current opioid epidemic.[13]

Tax cuts[edit]

Kohl has criticized the 2017 Republican tax cuts because he believed most of the benefits would go to the wealthy.[11][14]

Trade[edit]

Kohl opposes Trump's tariffs in steel and aluminum because he says they hurt Wisconsin's farmers and manufacturers.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Kohl has a wife, Stacey Kohl, and three kids: Samantha, Ben, and Adam. He is an advocate for children's health, at-risk children, and veterans with PTSD.[15]

References[edit]

  1. "The Richest Person In America's 50 Largest Cities". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Dan Kohl battles incumbent Republican Glenn Grothman in hopes of turning reliable red House seat blue". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mandell, June 2017
  4. "In One Of The More Competitive Races, GOP Incumbent Glenn Grothman Faces Novice Dan Kohl". Wisconsin Public Radio. 2018-10-22. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  5. "Dan Kohl steps down as Bucks' assistant GM". OnMilwaukee.com. 2006-05-09. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  6. "Why U.S. House hopeful Dan Kohl is not quite a politician". @politifact. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  7. "J Street co-founder Dan Kohl running for US Congress - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post". Jpost.com. 2017-06-11. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Wisconsin election: US Congress District 6 candidate profiles of Glenn Grothman, Dan Kohl". Sheboygan Press Media. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  9. "Two Democrats, including a Kohl, emerge to challenge Glenn Grothman". Fdlreporter.com. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  10. "Rep. Glenn Grothman wins Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District seat". washingtonpost.com. 2018-11-19. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Journal, Mark Sommerhauser | Wisconsin State. "Dan Kohl aims to buck district's GOP history and Glenn Grothman winning record". madison.com. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  12. "GOP alarmed Obamacare attacks could cost them the House". POLITICO. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  13. News, FOX 11. "Know your candidate: Democrat Dan Kohl, running for 6th Congressional District". WLUK. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  14. "Glenn Grothman and Dan Kohl battle over who's the real politician in Wisconsin congressional race". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  15. "Kohl Challenges Grothman". www.kfiz.com. Retrieved 2018-10-30.

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