Campaign links: Dale Brueggemann (R-TX-15)
Dale Allen Brueggemann
Dale Brueggemann Congressional Candidate Texas District 15
Biography of Dale Brueggemann from Dale Brueggemann for Congress Committee
Dale Brueggemann was born on July 1, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Donald and Beatrice Brueggemann–Dale’s father was serving in the Missouri Air National Guard, and his mother was a homemaker. During Dale’s younger years, he attended parochial school and then attended public school in rural Missouri. Dale moved to Tennessee in time for high school, where he graduated in 1977. Dale joined his parents in Seguin in 1982, whereupon he joined his father in starting a family distribution business. In 1983, the business hired their first employee, Carolina Tijerina. Dale and Carolina were married in 1984, and remain together to this day. They have 4 children. Ben, who attended Texas State University and currently works in the family business; Kellie, who graduated from Texas State University in 2007 and currently works in the family business; Bradley, a 2009 Texas A&M University graduate and a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, currently deployed in Afghanistan; and Erica, who is a 2011 graduate of Texas A & M University.
Like many parents, Dale takes great enjoyment and pride in his active role in his children’s lives. He coached many little league teams and was the booster club president for the Seguin High School NJROTC unit two years in a row. For the past five years, Dale has been the Aggie Corps Recruiter for the Seguin area. Because of this role, he has had the privilege of assisting various high school seniors in attending Texas A&M University and becoming members of the Corps of Cadets, with several of these students receiving service connected scholarships.
The family business is like many small businesses. The company, a manufacturer of food product labels, currently employs 15 employees, with a mix of family and non-family members. Many of these employees have been with the business for many years and are considered part of the family. Dale feels this aspect is important because it demonstrates his understanding that you must take care of your employees and treat them like you would want to be treated. In consideration of how small business must work harder in recent years, Dale knows it’s the employees who make the difference in a small business’s success.