D.J. Klein moved to Madison in 1998 and attended Liberty Middle School and Bob Jones High School. During High School he worked at several Madison businesses. After graduating high school in 2001 he enlisted in the Air Force as a C-130 crew chief. D.J. was stationed in Little Rock, AR before returning to Madison in 2005. He attended Athens State University where he earned his B.S. degree in Management. During college D.J. returned to the military enlisting in the Army Reserves on Redstone Arsenal. He left the Army Reserves in 2009 at the end of his enlistment.
After returning to Madison, D.J. entered the defense contractor business sector as a research analyst for the local defense contracting company Belzon. While working through college he was given the opportunity to join the Studies & Analysis team to perform Business Case Analyses and Economic Analyses for various government programs where he has been able to implement multiple cost savings measures and efficiencies. It was here that D.J. has developed the understanding of organizational needs, planning, and growth. He attributes his career growth to the mentorship of influential colleagues and leaders around him. In 2012 D.J. was selected to serve as the liaison between Belzon and LMI during the company’s acquisition. Belzon was acquired by LMI in 2012. He remains employed at the newly formed LMI Southeastern Regional Office as a team lead in the Studies & Analyses Division.
In 2009 D.J. made a conscience decision to become a long term resident of Madison. He felt the need to become involved in the community and became a member of the Rotary Club of Madison. The Rotary Club has allowed him an avenue to be engaged in the community and commit to service above self.
D.J. was elected in 2012 to represent District 3 in a fair and balanced approach. D.J. serves the City with conviction and determination to bring stable economic growth, infrastructure improvements, and customer service to the City of Madison. D.J. believes in open government and encourages community involvement and input.