My wife Marie and I have been married for 18 years and I have lived in the area for the past 21 years. We have four daughters whom we are raising as Christian leaders and we attend services in Allen. I am the son of a Korean War vet, and my parents were small business owners. I proudly received nominations to West Point from both Senators and my State Representative and ultimately accepted.
I accepted my appointment to West Point and after graduating was stationed at Fort Sill and Fort Hood. I went into the reserves and exited as a Captain. Since then I've worked in telecom, for a variety of startups in management and leadership roles. I took that entrepreneurial spirit with me starting a franchise that we grew to the largest of its kind in just three years. I credit that quick growth to my experiences among some of the nation's best military leaders and among some of the best tech leaders.
I am proud of my family, and my family's daily hard work at our business to serve our customers and deliver results consistently to our clients. We have been franchise of the year twice, and our team has received several awards. We recently sold our business and I now devote my full time to serving the residents of Collin County.
In my community involvements, I have participated with the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County on multiple Christmas bike builds, the Make-A-Wish Foundation making wishes come true. I am also a member of Team RWB, the National Rifle Association, Sons of the American Revolution, the Plano Bicycling Association, and Allen Kiwanis. I am also on the finance committee for my church, Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church.
Darrell Hale was elected as Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 3, in November 2018, filling an unexpired term for Precinct 3, vacated by newly-elected County Judge Chris Hill. Commissioner Hale will be up for re-election to a full four-year term in 2020.