Daniel V. Beiser
528 Henry St.
Alton, IL 62002
269-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
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"I have been blessed with the opportunity to give back to our community through public service. As your state representative, I am dedicated to leading with integrity, creating good-paying jobs, encouraging fiscal responsibility and fighting for our values."
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Dan Beiser was born and raised in Alton and graduated from Alton Marquette High School in 1974. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Communications and Recreation & Parks Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1978 and began teaching at the Educational Therapy Center in 1981 under the auspices of the Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools. Dan returned to SIU-E in 1986 to earn his graduate degree in Special Education.
Dan was elected to the Alton City Council in 1987, where he focused on improving city services. In 1989, the people of Alton chose Dan to serve as their City Treasurer. Dan went on to be re-elected for three more terms and was chosen by his peers to serve as President of the Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association.
While in the Treasurerís office, Dan focused on improving services and cutting waste. He modernized office operations and reduced the number of staff by 40%. Increased efficiency enabled him to take over business licensing for Alton without hiring additional staff or using additional resources. During his time as city treasurer, Dan achieved $5.6 million in savings for Alton taxpayers.
Danís commitment to community service extends far beyond his elected office. He formerly served on the Riverbend Growth Association Board, the Greater Alton Convention and Visitors Bureau Board and as Finance Chairman for the Catholic Charities Childrenís Home Advisory Board.
Dan is a former President of the Alton Marquette High School Board, former President of the Catholic Charities Advisory Board, and is a past volunteer for the March of Dimes, St. Anthonyís Hospice and the St. Ambrose Grade School Basketball program.
In his time in office, Dan has been able to address significant issues facing the Metro-east, including the medical malpractice insurance system; job creation; education funding; workers’ compensation reforms; the fight against methamphetamine and sex offenders; and protection of Social Security. Dan has also taken a leading role in the fight to provide financial relief for local residents in light of increased electric rates. Dan will continue pushing for a rate freeze that puts rates back at their previously lower level.
Dan used his expertise in public finance and administration to push for a balanced budget that protected vital services without burdensome sales or income tax increases.
Dan and Terri Beiser married in 1978 and have two children, Courtney and Dane. The family attends St. Peter and Paulís Catholic Church in Alton.
Beiserís 111th District stretches along the Mississippi River from Granite City to Elsah and also includes all or part of: Alton, Bethalto, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Godfrey, Hartford, Holiday Shores, Meadowbrook, Mitchell, Moro, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, Rosewood Heights, South Roxana, Wood River and Worden.
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