Dan Dorman was hired by Flaherty & Hood, P.A. in 2013 to serve as lobbyist and executive director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership (GMNP), an advocacy group that lobbies for state policies that will benefit economic development in Greater Minnesota.
Prior to joining Flaherty & Hood, Dan was executive director of the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency from 2007 until August 2013. He also served as a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1998 until 2006. In his final term, Dan was the chair of the Capital Investment Committee. He also served as vice-chairman of Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee and was a co-author of the JOBZ legislation.
During his tenure in office, Dan was able to get the Albert Lea local option sales tax passed and secured funding for the cleanup of the closed landfill at Edgewater Park, funding for the Blazing Star Bike Trail, a grant to the city of Albert Lea for library improvements, a $500,000 grant to Freeborn County for County Road 46, and a grant to Freeman Township for improvements to the road into the Exol development park.
An Albert Lea native, Dan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is currently a member of the boards of the Riverland Community College Foundation and the Albert Lea Community Foundation. He is also a co-owner of Hanson Tire Service in Albert Lea.