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As State Representative of the 111th District, Dan Beiser has worked to address significant issues facing the Metro East region, including working to keep medical malpractice insurance costs down, fighting for job creation and economic revitalization, increasing education funding, passing workers' compensation reforms, battling the methamphetamine scourge and getting tough on sex offenders.
Dan 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 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 was 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 Treasurer's office, Dan focused on improving services and cutting waste. He modernized office operations and reduced the number of staff by 40 percent. 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.
Dan's 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 Children's 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. Anthony's Hospice and the St. Ambrose Grade School Basketball program. Dan and his wife have two children and three grandchildren. The family attends Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton.
Beiser's 111th District stretches along the Mississippi River from Granite City to Elsah and includes all or portions of Alton, Bethalto, East Alton, Godfrey, Hartford, Holiday Shores, Mitchell, Pontoon Beach, Rosewood Heights, Roxana, South Roxana and Wood River.