Dan is a lifelong political advocate and businessman. He served as a staff member and consultant in the state legislature from 1974-1981 and 1991-2003. He also founded what is now C & L Stairs and Millwork, a millwork company located in Sacramento, California. Retired now, Dan served as Director of State Government Relations for the pharmaceutical company, Lilly USA. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of FIVE and is the executive director of the Independent Voter Project.