September 3, 11 p.m. - This evening, after an exhausting two-day drive from Texas, my girlfriend and I arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The anticipation of going to my first Democratic National Convention quickly re-energized my spirit after the long trip.
Upon arriving at my beautiful hotel, I was warmly greeted by fellow Democrats from Texas. A poolside dinner party, which we attended, was also in progress for the Texas delegation. There, I ran across Judy Hall (with AlamObama), Choco Meza (former Bexar County Democratic Party Chair and current DNC member) and Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa. Everyone was very excited to be at the DNC in support of re-electing President Obama. Additionally, they all expressed excitement about tomorrow's keynote address by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.
I am so happy to be here and can hardly wait to participate in this historic event.
Tomorrow is only the beginning.
Dante Small is the 35yrs old son of a retired US Air Force father and Greek immigrant mother. He was born in Alabama and spent his childhood in Greece and Europe. At the age of 13, Dante returned to the USA and has since resided in San Antonio, Texas.
During his childhood, it was no surprise that Dante displayed an interest in politics. His father's family has a deep New England Republican tradition in political and military service. His mother, likewise, displays a passion in politics as a strong Democrat.
During his college years, Dante double majored in Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. While there, he was active as the Vice President of the UTSA College Democrats.
As a result of his organizational skills on campus, Dante was asked to work as a Field Organizer for Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign in Southwestern Missouri. During the 2010 Texas Primaries, Dante volunteered on the Bill White Gubernatorial Campaign. Also in 2010, he ran Dr. Ali's Texas House District 122 campaign. In February 2012, Dante was elected President of the Bexar County Young Democrats. He is also currently a co-owner of Delos Consulting Group.
You can follow Dante on Twitter: @vasilidante