Daniel will be the first openly LGBTQ member of the Barnegat Township Committee
Dan Ward is running for Township Committee in Barnegat, where he has lived for 14 years. Being in Barnegat and attending Southern Regional gave him access to the resources he needed to earn scholarships and become a first-generation college student at Stevens Institute of Technology, and the first in his family to obtain an advanced degree. He has now graduated and is working in the community that gave him his start, teaching chemistry at Ocean County College where he also tutors students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
He is running because he wants to continue his service to community by working with the citizens of Barnegat. Unfortunately, over the last 5 years, he has watched our community lose those opportunities under misguided leadership. When elected he will seek to end patronage jobs and ensure our taxes are going towards responsible development, improving services and community betterment.