Dan is currently serving his fourth term as a Portland City Commissioner and has been the Commissioner in Charge of ten city bureaus in his 13-plus years in office. He currently manages the Portland Housing Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue, the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services and the Portland Children’s Levy.
Dan is also known for having a laser-like focus on issues that matter to Portlanders: creating the Portland Children’s Levy to make kids a higher priority, protecting our clean water and leading an unprecedented push to increase affordable housing and reduce the impact of gentrification.
Dan was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Beaverton High School, received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, and an M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He spent many years in the private sector as the principal in an environmental engineering firm. He also served as a staff assistant to Congressman (now Senator) Ron Wyden.
Dan served as Multnomah County Commissioner from 1993-1998 and has served on the Board of Directors for Portland Community College. Dan’s focus continues to be the well-being of our children and families as well as protecting Portland’s natural and economic environment to achieve a more sustainable future.