Meet Dan Berschinski Candidate for Georgia House District #54
As a West Point graduate, former Army officer, and wounded veteran, Dan Berschinski understands and embodies selfless service. Serving in the military taught Dan how to work with fellow Americans from all walks of life while achieving a common goal - a skill he wants to take to our General Assembly.
Dan was born in Hapeville, GA and grew up in Peachtree City, GA. A lifelong Boy Scout, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout while attending public schools in Peachtree City. He graduated from McIntosh High School before attending college at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Upon commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant, Dan served as a U.S. Army infantry officer until he was wounded in combat while leading his platoon in Afghanistan in 2009. He triggered an improvised explosive device, which instantly severed both of his legs above the knees, broke his jaw, and shattered his left arm.
After being medically evacuated out of Afghanistan, Dan underwent four months of surgeries and hospitalization at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He spent the next three years undergoing daily physical therapy and prosthetic limb training. He has since become the military's first above-the-knee and hip-disarticulation amputee to walk on a daily basis.
After medically retiring from the Army in 2012, Dan earned an MBA at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business before moving back to Georgia.
He now lives in Buckhead with his wife Lindsay, where he is the founder and CEO of a small business focused on domestic manufacturing and retail sales. He also assists with his parents’ family business.
Having lived in different areas of the country and having traveled and worked overseas, Dan is proud to be a native Southerner. He believes that America is the strongest country in the world because our people, no matter what they look like, where they come from, or what they believe, have an opportunity to succeed. Dan believes that Georgia can offer the same opportunities to its residents with access to top-notch education, modern job training programs, affordable healthcare, and a robust business environment.
I’m running for office because I am tired of the endless partisanship that seems to have taken hold at all levels from the White House on down. I don’t want to be a politician – I want to be a public servant. If elected, my goal is to be a problem solver for the people of Georgia. This is about putting service before self.” — Dan
- B. S. – United States Military Academy at West Point
- MBA – Stanford University
- Captain Berschinski’s awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Ranger Tab, and Purple Heart medal among others.