One of Dana’s greatest qualities is that he does not quit. If he starts something, he works hard to achieve that goal with excellence.
When Dana was just 4 years old, he decided that he wanted to play guitar, so his parents bought him a small guitar which he quickly taught himself to play. By 14, Dana was an accomplished classical and folk guitarist. He primarily performed in city-wide crusades in Western New York in the 1980’s and in Oklahoma at both Rhema Bible Church and World Outreach Church.
Strong Family Ties
Dana Prieto was born and raised in Western New York, the grandson of immigrants. His family life instilled in him a deep love and reverence for American freedoms, citizenship, education and history. His father, the late Lt. Colonel Floreal Rivera Prieto laid the foundation for a strong moral compass and the importance of keeping ones word.
As early as 7, Dana’s trip to the library found him coming home with every book he could find on early explorers and outdoorsmen. He found it fascinating that the West was opened by early explorers and trappers scouting out new territory. This inspired him to learn the art of trapping. While Dana’s father was not an outdoorsman, he was always supportive of Dana’s dreams and would drive him to his various adventures.
Self-made Business Man
While living in New York, Dana built a successful carpet and tile floor cleaning company from the ground up which he operated until moving to Oklahoma in 1991 to attend Rhema Bible College. From this experience, Dana gained an understanding of how important small business is to the local economy.
After moving to Oklahoma, Dana promoted several internationally acclaimed motivational speakers and sales trainers including Jim Rohn, known as America’s foremost business philosopher. These voices greatly impacted Dana and he continued to develop an unquenchable entrepreneurial spirit.
Dana presently owns and operates Everlasting Enterprises Inc., http://danaswebsites.com/ an online marketing company for small businesses. Dana is uniquely qualified to understand both the business owner and the needs of the employee.
Dana grew up in an era when American freedoms were taken for granted, and when people said what they meant. When Americans could no longer say, “Merry Christmas,” and hunting, trapping, and fishing rights were slowly eroding, he knew the time had come take action to protect these and other important rights that were slowly being taken away, one statute at a time. He realized that for the sake of his grandchildren, he could no longer stay silent. It was time to take action and run for State Senate.
Dana and his family moved to Oklahoma in 1991 to attend Rhema Bible College. Dana’s faith in God is the foundation upon which he has built his life and businesses. His faith is the moral compass which will guide him when he serves as State Senator for District 36. Dana and his wife have been faithful members of World Outreach Church since its start in 2008.
Dana’s Philosophy: “Profit is NOT a Dirty Word!”
In trying to help the weak, we must be very careful that we do not weaken the strong. If in our attempts to strengthen the weak, we weaken the strong, the entire society is weakened. Consider the following scenario that we often see played out across the United States of America; the largest employer in a small town is saddled with many rules, regulations, and taxes so that profit can no longer be made. The business becomes weak. When there is no longer a profit, there is no longer a business. When there is no longer a business, there are no longer employees.
As Dana’s good friend, the late Dr. Rick Johnson, CEO Strategist once said, “Profit is not a dirty word.”
You have a voice and your opinion matters to Dana. Connect with him at Dana Prieto for OK Senate on Facebook or email him at Dana@DanaprietoforOKsenate.com.