DAREN WISELEY

Committed to fighting for liberty, here's his story:

Organizations:

  • Hillsdale County Republican Party - Communications Committee; Precinct Delegate (Jefferson Twp)

  • Stand Up Hillsdale - Treasurer

  • Mises Institute - Young Professional Membership

  • Young Americans for Liberty - Member

  • Tenth Amendment Center - Member

  • Campaign for Liberty - Member

  • Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners - Member

  • National Rifle Association - Member

Education:

  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law

  • B.S. Business Administration, Indiana Tech

  • Diploma, Hillsdale High School

Religion:

Christian, Hillsdale United Brethren Church

ABOUT

      Daren was born in Coldwater, MI, but has lived nearly his entire life in Hillsdale County. Daren attended Will Carleton Academy until 8th grade, when went to Davis Middle School then Hillsdale High School. During High School, Daren lettered three years in varsity baseball and was a leader in his church youth group at Hillsdale United Brethren (the HUB) where he still attends today.

     Daren went on to earn his bachelor's degree in business from Indiana Tech. There, he worked full-time in retail to pay his way through school, but focused on his studies enough to earn a scholarship at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, one of the top public law schools in the U.S.

 

     Many of Daren's political views were formed when he attended law school and saw the radical left-wing agenda large, public universities were pushing on students. After the seeds were planted, Daren pursued a path to discovering his political philosophy, grounded in history and principle.  During law school, Daren served as Vice President of the Public Interest Law Foundation. He also worked at: the Disability Law Clinic where he worked with disabled veterans; the Indiana State Senate; and the Marion and Hillsdale County Prosecutor’s Offices.

      Daren always envisioned himself serving his hometown community. After graduating law school, he returned back home to serve as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Hillsdale County Prosecutor’s Office. There, he prosecuted misdemeanor and child abuse and neglect cases,working through all stages of cases - including over a dozen trials. Wiseley then went to work in the private sector as a real estate professional for Century 21 Drews Realty in Branch and Hillsdale Counties. Daren ran for state representative in the 2020 Republican primary, while he didn't receive the nomination, he is only using the momentum to fuel his passion for fighting for the cause of liberty.

      Daren's interests include political philosophy, history (especially early American), and economics - he has a new podcast, Based Liberty, in which he discusses these topics, please don't hesitate to check it out. Daren also enjoys: pumping iron, hockey, golf, and hanging out with his cat - Ovi.