The Right Choice for Mayor

Daniel Henkel has been a part of our community for many years, working tirelessly to make it a better place. He is the right choice to serve as Niceville's Mayor.

Dan Henkel for Mayor

Values You Believe In

Dan Henkel is a lifelong conservative, family man and caring Christian who supports our traditional values, fights for the needs of our community and puts seniors and families first. For someone who truly cares for our community, look no further. 

Election Day is July 21, 2020.

Daniel Henkel, Niceville Mayor Pro Tem

Serving Niceville as Mayor Pro Tem

Dan Henkel has served on the Niceville City Council since 2008. He was re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017. He is Niceville's Mayor Pro Tem and currently is fulfilling the duties of our Mayor. Dan has been appointed to serve as Mayor Pro Tem on three separate occassions by his fellow councilmembers.


Putting Our Seniors and Families First

Putting Our Seniors and Families First

Putting Our Seniors and Families First

Daniel Henkel for Mayoy. Dan with senior couple.

 Dan believes seniors and families are the backbones of our community. He will always put seniors and families first. 

Resources for Police and Firefighters

Putting Our Seniors and Families First

Putting Our Seniors and Families First

Dan Henkel at the Niceville Fire Station

 Dan is a leader in ensuring our police and firefighters have the necessary equipment and training to keep us safe. 

Making Our Community Even Better

Putting Our Seniors and Families First

Making Our Community Even Better

New sidewalks under construction in Niceville.

 Dan has been instrumental in bringing us sidewalks, the Senior Center, Turkey Creek Park, and the Niceville Landing. 

Daniel Henkel, Niceville Library

On Your Side


"I will always stand with you at City Hall, making your voice heard, and supporting your right to speak at council meetings.  I will continue to side with what’s best for our community, for seniors, families, and taxpayers."  

    Dan Henkel, Candidate for Mayor

Dan and Melissa Henkel at Turkey Creek Park in Niceville.

Decorated Combat Veteran, Family Man

Dan retired from the United States Air Force after a 29-1/2 year career serving as a navigator - electronic warfare officer. He completed seven tours into the combat zone in support of the Global War on Terrorism, with over 570 hours of combat flying time. He and Melissa have been married for 45 years, raising four sons in Niceville.  They now have 11 grandchildren. Dan and Melissa are members of First Baptist Church of Niceville.

Dan Henkel with is recue greyhound, Shadow.

Dan with his rescue greyhound, Shadow.


Vote July 21 at City Hall or vote by absentee ballot if you cannot make it to the polls.  Absentee ballots are available at the City Clerk’s Office. Call 279-6436 ext. 1100 for more information.