Born and raised in Central Illinois, Dan is a Public Service Administrator for Illinois Medicaid, a volunteer coach, and a community volunteer. He is running for Sangamon County Treasurer to improve efficiency and to expand office hours and services for a vital community office.
As a high school senior at Springfield Southeast High School, he watched the World Trade Center fall, and he saw this as a chance to serve his country. Soon after graduation, he left for the Marines Corp boot camp and spent the next five years as an active duty Marine. His time in the Marine Corps was spent as a powerline mechanic and collateral duty inspector in the C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft. During this time, Dan visited dozens of countries and participated in hundreds of operations in service to his country. After completing his tour of duty, Dan returned home with his wife and worked day positions in management and maintenance, all while using his GI Bill to further his education and complete his business degree from the University of Illinois Springfield. Over the next five years, Daniel started as an operations manager with the State of Illinois and furthered his education by graduating with a master’s degree in public administration.