Dan was elected MLA for Peace River North in 2017, and again in 2020. He currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
Prior to his election to the Legislature, Dan served as a Fort St. John city councillor for 12 years. He was also a full-time teacher with School District 60, a reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces Cadet Instructors Cadre and regularly worked in the construction industry in the summer. A truck driver, Dan also has many years working in the oil and gas sector.
Dan has long been involved in his community, serving as chair of the North Peace Justice Society, vice-president of the Legion, Chair of the North Peace Justice Society and as a member of the North Peace Shrine Club to mention a few. He has served as a Canadian Armed Forces reserve officer for the past 25 years and also sat on the professional development committee of the teacher association. He has been deeply involved in the cadet program both in Fort St John and in Fort Nelson.
For his service in the community Dan received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and has a Canadian Forces Decoration with a clasp for his service in the Armed Forces.
Dan has been a fierce advocate for the replacement of the Taylor Bridge, improved rural roads, economic recovery (oil and gas, forestry, agriculture and tourism), small business representation and and land owners’ rights.
Dan enjoys the outdoors through hiking, fishing and rides on his motorcycle. He enjoys travel, experiencing cultures and sampling ethnic foods.
Dan earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga University and has a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University.
Dan is a life-long resident of Fort St. John and is married with two children.