Dan Janjigian was born in Chicago, and grew up in Northern California before finally coming home to Texas over 15 years ago. Dan’s life has been a long and winding road. He is a cult-movie icon, an Olympic bobsledder and a successful entrepreneur.
Dan grew up in a working-class family his father was a restaurateur and his mother supported the home and the family business. His grandparents immigrated to the United States in 1915 as refugees escaping the genocidal terror that was gripping Armenia. Knowing his family’s history Dan quickly had a strong understanding of world affairs and a desire to create change for good.
His life has been a journey, in the early 2000’s he met the legendary Greek Olympic bobsledder John-Andrew Kambanis and being subsequently invited to attend the Olympic Bobsledding School in Calgary, Alberta Canada. After what could almost literally be called a crash course in the sport, Janjigian began further training on the streets of San Jose, CA. Just a few years later, Janjigian competed in the two-man bobsleigh event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah on behalf of the Armenian team, and ended up winning a silver medal in the following year in the America’s Cup.
Following the Olympics, Janjigian began a new chapter in his life– acting. He set up shop in Los Angeles and managed to score a role in what is now affectionately referred to as the Best Worst Movie Ever– Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. Sixteen years later The Room is still featured on big screens all around the country. There was even a 2017 movie adaptation of The Disaster Artist, a book written about the making of The Room, in which Janjigian was played by Zac Efron.
Janjigian now is a sales and management consultant living in Austin with his wife and their three children, and his more than 15 years of experience working in the healthcare industry have prepared him for the challenges that lay ahead for Texas.
The rising cost of care and prescriptions as well as the gridlock in Congress finally convinced Janjigian it was time to get off the sidelines and go to work for the people of Texas. His desire for his and everyone’s children to be able to take a deep breath in 20 years without risking an asthmatic attack only fuels his resolve, which is why he’s building his campaign around the twin pillars of health care and climate change.
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