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Biographical Profile for David E. Cozad
Candidate for U.S. Representative District 6, Texas
November 4, 2014 Texas General Election
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Party: Texas Democratic Party
Phone: 817-909-2360
Address: P.O. Box 171443
Arlington, TX 76003-1443
 
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Energy and Transportation, followed by equality of pay, further improvement in the ACA and Medicare, and protection of Social Security
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
I have been married for over 40 years to Jolene. We have two sons, two daughters and three grandchildren. We met while students at Nebraska State University.

Growing up in a military family, we moved frequently during Dad's 32-years in the Army. Most years I was in a different school each year. Elementary School was in Austria, Germany and Ohio. We were in El Paso when I graduated from High School. After college in Nebraska, I entered the Marine Corp. Until we moved our family to Arlington 32 years ago, I didn't know what it meant to have a "hometown." Arlington is where our children went to school, we participated in PTA. I got involved in youth athletics through the Optimist Club and coached pee wee football. This is where we put down roots. Our children went to school and graduated from college here. Arlington is my hometown.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Graduated, Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), University of Nebraska
Basic School, U.S. Marine Corps,  Quantico, VA, 1973
Artillery School, Ft. Sill, OK 1973
Bachelor of Arts, Physics and Mathematics, University of Nebraska, 1967-1972
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science with minor in Accounting, Youngstown State University, 1978-1982; Graduate Study Software Engineering, UT Arlington.
Certification stock broker: Series 7 & 63 licenses
Teaching Certificate from UNT in 2006; Graduated from High School in El Paso, Texas.

Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Software Engineer 23 yrs.; Software Project Leader for first cell phone to send texts and e-mail.
Employed by General Motors, Radio Shack, and Motorolo.
TD Ameritrade, Series 7 and 63 licenses
Taught High School Math in Grand Prairie ISD and at North Side High School, Ft. Worth ISD.
Veteran, officer in the United States Marine Corps.




Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
After Basic School at Quantico, VA and Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK, I was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corp. I served in Asia and the United States. One of my duty assignments was as Platoon Commander for Nuclear Deployment. This was a Cold War era assignment and my job was to see that we were ready in case of a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union.


Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Worked in the Optimist Club of Arlington Youth Athletic Programs. Brought Junior Olympics to Arlington, serving as Chairman of Junior Olympics for 4 years. Grade Administrator, Commissioner, Head and Assistant Coach in the Peewee Football Project for 19 years.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Candidate, Democratic Nominee, United States House of Representatives, District 6, 2010
Campaign Manager, Tom Love Congressional Campaign, 2008
Campaign Manager, Chris Youngblood State Representative Campaign, 2006
Chief of Staff, Morris Meyer Congressional Campaign, 2004
Former Campaign Consultant, Steve Bush Congressional Campaign
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Lutheran. Believe firmly in separation of Church and State.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
As the project leader for the software development team that put paging, text messaging, and voice mail on a cell phone for the first time and deplored in six major markets around the world, were were told that our successful development, testing and deployment of the new product line saved the Cellular Insfrastructure Sector from the scrap pile.

The project had two software Motorola teams, Fort Worth and Arlington Heights in Illinois. There was an associated RF team in Arlington Heights. It had two vendor teams; software in Lincoln NE. and firmware/hardware in New Jersey. My job was to integrate the teams, the technology represented by each team into a totally new product that was supposedly not possible on an analog RF cellular system. The team built the prototype in 5 months. I demonstrated the working prototype to a CTIA conference in New Orleans one month later. Then we installed a pre-production system in Las Vegas 4 months later.

Now people take voice mail and texting for granted but it was new technology and remains standard on cellular phones decades later. We revolutionized the way people worldwide use telephones.
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