Hard work and service to community – these are the values that have guided Dane Eagle from Day 1 .
Born and raised in Cape Coral, Dane is the son of a Vietnam veteran and grandson of a veteran of World War II. Dane’s parents moved to Cape Coral in 1979 to become a part of a community where they could start a family that would grow to include Dane and his four sisters.
As a student at the University of Florida, Dane initially set out to become a pediatrician and volunteered at Shands Hospital. After completing a pre-med curriculum and graduating with a degree in economics, Dane was appointed by the Mayor of Gainesville to a citizen advisory committee to the city council. It was through this appointment that Dane saw the opportunity to accomplish important changes for his community through public service.
Dane would eventually go on to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor—at 24, he was the youngest in the state’s history to serve in this capacity. Dane worked closely with the Legislature, and served as a liaison to the Office of Tourism, Trade & Economic Development, the Florida Housing and Finance Corporation and the Department of Citrus.
In 2010, Dane left Tallahassee to return to his roots in Cape Coral. In August 2012, Dane won the Republican nomination for Florida House of Representatives District 77. Voters would elect him as their next State Representative that November with 62% of the vote.