David E. Dorman announced Tuesday that he has formally withdrawn his name from consideration for the Collin County Commissioner’s Court District 3 Republican nomination.
“After long discussions with family and friends, my decision is not to seek a political office at this time”, said Dorman. “Given my lengthy commitment to the neglected and abused children of Collin County and the CASA Capital Campaign, my priorities are such that I do not feel I can give 110 percent to either a Primary campaign in the short term or a longer term effort should I receive the Republican nomination and go on to win the general election.
“I want to thank all of my supporters and friends and family for their encouragement and support in making this decision. I would also like to remind all of those I will always be a voice in the community for the children of Collin County.”
David E. Dorman
About David E. Dorman
Dorman studied Textile Science and the Apparel industry at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.
In 1973, United Merchants and Manufacturers, Inc. (UMMI) transferred Dorman to their Cohama Fabrics Division in Dallas where he assumed the role of regional sales director.
In 1978, David E. Dorman Textiles, Inc., a sales entity, was formed and by 1984, the company was a recognized global textile and apparel sourcing company with agents in Korea, China and Taiwan as well as offices in New York and Los Angeles.. That same year, Dorman and Company was incorporated. During the 1980s, Dorman was three times recognized as “Textile Man of the Year”. Dorman ran this successful company until he retired in 2004.
In May 1999, Dorman began his public service career when elected to the Melissa, TX City Council and served as its mayor until May 2009.
Dorman has historically involved himself in improving the lives of children – whether his own or those in need. He continues to invest in children by offering his time and finances to further the goals of Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center (CCCAC), Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and currently serves on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County. In 2007 he was awarded the “Voice of the Children” award from CASA. In
May 2007, Dorman was awarded the Eagle Award as Child Advocate of the Year by the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center. This award was given for the enormous time and effort he put forth to secure funding for services for abused and neglected children.
He is the Founder and past Chairman of the Collin-Grayson Municipal Alliance. Dorman was elected to the First National Bank of Trenton, Texas’ board of directors in September 2004 and served as its Sr. Vice President of Business Development until December 2010, when he retired. He was Board of Director Emeritus for North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCCHFH) and past Post Surgeon for the local VFW Post 324. He currently serves as Chairman of the Melissa Education Foundation. He is a past member of the YMCA Board of Directors and served on the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Hospital of Allen until July 2008, and is a past member of the Executive Board of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). Dorman is a Rotary Foundation- Paul Harris Fellow and is listed on America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals. In 2003 he was named one of the 21 leaders to lead Collin County into the 21st century by the Collin County Business Journal.