Dan is a third term Minnesota State Senator
, representing parts of Burnsville, Savage, and Lakeville. He serves as Chair of the Minnesota Senate's Local Government Committee and Vice Chair of the Minnesota Senate's Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee.
Previously, Dan was CEO of Midwest Chaplains. Dan served as a volunteer police and fire department chaplain in Burnsville, providing comfort and care for those facing tragedy and notifying people when loved ones had died.
Dan founded and managed the Open Arms food shelf that delivered food to needy families in Burnsville on a weekly basis for nearly 10 years.