Dan serves as a State Senator for New Hampshire Senate District 15, representing the wonderful communities of Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. Before serving in the State Senate, Dan worked for the better part of a decade as a public interest attorney for New Hampshire Legal Assistance, representing for low-to- middle people & families, senior citizens, victims of domestic violence, and veterans. In addition to advocating in court, Dan did community organizing and policy advocacy. Dan has a law degree from the University of Iowa, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University, focusing on economics and energy regulation.
In his first term in the State Senate, Dan received numerous awards for his bipartisan work on critical issues facing Granite Staters. Dan was named an Early Learning Champion in both 2015 and 2016 by Early Learning NH, for his bipartisan work on early childhood education, including full-day kindergarten. Dan received Legislator of the Year awards in 2015 from the NH Homebuilders, and in 2016 from Housing Action NH, from Ski New Hampshire, and from New Futures, with the latter awarded for his bipartisan work combatting the heroin and opioid public health crisis, including streamlining access to insurance coverage for critical drug treatment.