Dan Benavidez

20130329_Dan_Benevidez_131.jpg Dan Benevidez poses for a portrait, Friday, March 29, 2013, near Collyer Street and Fourth Avenue.
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Dan Benavidez

Author of For All the Wrong Reasons—a compelling memoir of a Latino man struggling to make it in a white man’s world—Dan Benavidez is well versed in the vulnerabilities of minorities who struggle to fit into a world fraught with discrimination.

Dan’s fascinating journey has taken him coast to coast and abroad from living in the back of a gypsy wagon, to a stint in the U.S. Army. He was the first Latino in the city of Longmont to be elected to the City Council as Councilman-at-Large and was elected by his peers as the first Latino Mayor Pro Tem.

Dan presently serves as a board member for Eco -Cycle, Longmont Housing Development Corporation, is a member of the Longmont Police Department Latino Advisory Council, a volunteer for the Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative, and for the Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) to advocate for restorative justice.

For All the Wrong Reasons

For All The Wrong Reasons is the moving story of the life of a Latino man struggling to make it in a white man's world. With humor and candor, Dan Benavidez takes the reader on a journey rich in Mexican culture and fraught with discrimination and hardship, to become a mover and shaker in a predominately white man's world.

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