Born & Raised
in eastern Oklahoma
Danyell was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a citizen of the Cherokee nation.
She grew up on a ranch in Hugo, Oklahoma, where she learned what it means to work hard.
Ranch life means you don't just work from sun up to sun down, you work from can to can't. You work until the job is done.
Danyell knows if you want to represent hard working people, you have to work just as hard as they do.
U.S. Navy Veteran
After graduating from Hugo high school, Danyell joined the United States Navy.
She served as a storekeeper, or logistics specialist, who made sure everyone had what they needed to do their job, and do it right, every mission, every time.
She served during the IFOR (Implementation Force) peacekeeping mission. The Implementation Force was a NATO-led multinational peace enforcement force in Bosnia and Herzegovina under a one-year mandate from 20 December 1995 to 20 December 1996 under the codename Operation Joint Endeavour.
In 1999 she was Honorably Discharged to start her family. She was awarded the following honors while in the Navy
National Defense Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment Medal
Navy Unit Commendation Medal
Navy E Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Now as a healthcare trainer, a mother, and a passionate advocate for veterans and victims of domestic violence, Danyell has decided she has to do more.
Her heart of service won't let her sit back while people like her mother have to choose between food and medicine.
She can't sit back and watch our beautiful state have it's natural resources drained by greedy corporations who funnel dark money to the politicians they have in their pockets.
Now is the time. And Danyell is the clear choice. She has served our nation with honor, and will continue to do so as your next representative in Congress.