FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Born and raised in Pierce County, Dan is a 20 year local firefighter and advocate for working families. Dan received his Bachelor's of Science from Eastern Oregon University and his Master's of Public Administration from University of Washington before settling in Lakewood with his wife, Megan and their dog, Pepper.
Dan's candidacy is fueled by his passion for bettering his community and creating bipartisan solutions that benefit all residents.
“I’ve worked as a firefighter in Pierce County and Lakewood for nearly 20 years. As a first responder, I’ve been on the frontlines of some of the biggest crises facing our community - namely, the battle against COVID-19. I’m committed to fighting for solutions that protect our safety and ensure everyone in our community can thrive.”
DAN ON THE ISSUES
Labor & Economy
As an active union member with experience working in Olympia to fight for policies that protect all workers, I will be a strong voice and champion for Washington's
workers, stand arm-in-arm with my union brothers and sisters and work alongside union organizations to enact policies that will strengthen workers’ power at the bargaining table.
Healthcare should be a reliable, safe and affordable system that advocates for our wellbeing. As an elected official, I will address my community's biggest healthcare concerns, including the COVID-19 pandemic, while standing in solidarity with workers and consumers to reduce costs and create a healthcare system that keeps all of us safe and healthy.
Veterans & Military
Having served in the Washington National Guard, I understand the difficult transition from service to everyday life. As an elected official, I will create policies that will strengthen mental health support for active and retired service members, incentivize jobs for veterans, and provide community support for the spouses and families of service members.
Working families should be able to get to work and back home efficiently and safely. Transportation infrastructure will play an ever-increasing role as a way to increase quality of life. I will support policies that make transportation more sustainable, affordable, and efficient.