Commissioner Theresa Daniel was sworn in on January 3, 2013, and re-elected in 2016, to represent the residents of Dallas County Road & Bridge District 1. Commissioner Daniel has extensive expertise in public affairs, economic development, housing, transportation, education, gerontology and local political thought. Having obtained a Ph.D. in public policy and public administration, she has studied the theories of public administration. Professionally, she served as a U.S. Congressional staff member, worked with the American Red Cross and focused on public education for many years. Prior to her election to Commissioners Court, Dr. Daniel worked with the Dallas Independent School District in program evaluation and accountability and was also an adjunct professor of urban and public affairs at UT-Arlington.