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The Candidate

Darnell started his journey with very humble beginnings in a family of 10 outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Growing up in a large family with limited resources helped him develop a strong appreciation for hard work, the importance of education, spirituality, family, and life in general. Through his challenges as a youth in poverty, Darnell learned to take lessons from every experience to forge a better path forward. In 1989, at the age of 17, Darnell embarked on what became a long and fruitful career of service to our country with the U.S. Armed forces.


In addition to his 25 yrs of service in the US Army and US Navy, from which he retired as Lieutenant Commander in December 2016, Darnell earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Memphis and a Doctorate in Law from John Marshall Law School.


He is the proud father of Christina, a 19-year-old college sophomore.


The District

Texas 2nd Congressional District

The 2nd Congressional District is one of the most gerrymandered districts in Texas; however, it is a very diverse district that has so much to offer! Please click the prompts to enlarge the map to find your neighborhood and street! If you are there, I’d love to hear from you!



gerund or present participle: gerrymandering
  1. manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.
    • achieve (a result) by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency.
      “a total freedom to gerrymander the results they want”





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