Greg Sagan was raised in an Air Force family and grew up attending schools from Texas to South Dakota and Maine to California. He has a BA in Political Science with a minor in History from West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University), an MBA in Organizational Behavior with a minor in Marketing from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, and he has completed the course work for a Ph.D. in Industrial Relations with minors in Labor Economics and Research Methodology at the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the US Navy for 14 years rising from the rank of Seaman Recruit to Lieutenant Commander, and he is a Vietnam veteran. While serving on active duty he was on the commissioning crew of USS Frederick, LST-1184, and he served on the staff of Commander US Naval Forces Philippines, where he was a US Navy delegate to SEATO planning conferences and the Navy coordinator for Apollo/Skylab Contingency Recovery Team Training. His last four years in the Navy he spent as a consultant to flag officers on human resource management and leadership development issues during the US military’s transition from a draft-oriented to an all-volunteer force. Upon leaving the Navy in 1984 he worked as a consultant to senior executives of Fortune 1000 companies, primarily in the nuclear power industry, including Florida Power and Light, GPU Nuclear, Iowa Electric, Detroit Edison, Wisconsin Electric, Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Southern California Edison, Pennsylvania Electric, the Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station, the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations and the American Nuclear Society. He was the lead consultant for the Operator Team Training project at Three Mile Island that allowed the restart of the Unit 1 reactor after the Unit 2 meltdown. He also participated in consulting engagements for senior executive teams of New York Life, Bell Atlantic, Rocketdyne, EDS, HR Textron and various divisions of Singer.
Greg wrote weekly editorials for a regional daily newspaper for fourteen years. After owning and operating a local consulting firm with his wife, Dianne and partner, Stephen Gens for several years, Greg retired in Amarillo. He and his wife, best-selling author Dianne G. Sagan, enjoyed family and grandchildren until November 9, 2016. That’s when everything began to change. Greg had never previously affiliated with any political party.
However, in 2018 he ran for the US House of Representatives from Texas District 13 as a Democrat for the first time. He earned the support of the Party and a 35,000 constituent base on a shoestring budget in a District considered deeply red. It was an experience that taught Greg and his Campaign Manager, Dianne, just what it would take to win in this District challenged with only 30% of its registered voters normally coming out for elections. He is running as a Democrat again in 2020. Greg’s reason for running is to re-establish fairness and justice in the economy, in our courts, in opportunity, and in society because every Texan deserves representation in Congress.