Dan Benson first joined the NJ General Assembly on January 8, 2011. He was re-elected to his third full term on November 2015 and currently serves as Chair of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee and as a member of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee and the Assembly Transportation Committee.

Dan is an alumnus of Georgetown University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Government and Rutgers University where he received a Master of Public Policy degree from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Professionally, Dan is a consultant in the energy and telecommunications policy field, having worked for fifteen years in public policy and regulatory affairs both in the private and public sectors.

From 2002 to 2005, Dan served his hometown of Hamilton as Councilman, serving as Council President for two years. From 2008 to 2011, Dan served on the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. In public office Dan has focused on investing in our communities to create economic opportunities, improving quality of life, and making New Jersey more affordable.

Outside of elected office, Dan is the Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton Township. He serves as the Advisor for the Steinert Key Club, a community service organization for high school students. He is a member of the Henry J Austin Health Center Board of Trustees, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #2622. He is active with the Friends of the Hamilton Township Library, a Life Member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, and an alumnus of Leadership NJ, class of 2010.

Dan is a lifelong resident of Hamilton Township, where he lives with his wife Dr. Hande Benson, and their son Nicholas.

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