Before entering public life, Dan was the owner of Kick City Martial Arts, responsible for training hundreds of men, women and youth to bring out their best. For his work on child safety and awareness, Dan was the recipient Penticton’s “2005 Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Dan served as campaign chair for the United Way of the South Okanagan-Similkameen in 2006-7 and 2010-11, both times surpassing their fundraising goals.
Dan and his wife Tara reside in West Kelowna, where they raise their four daughters.
Dan has been a member of the federal Conservative Party of Canada since 2006, where he volunteered as director and later President of the Okanagan-Coquihalla Conservative Association. Locally Dan supported and saw firsthand how one can make a difference by the work and example of the Hon. Stockwell Day.
As a community leader, Dan was elected to Penticton City Council in the 2008 municipal elections as a first time candidate. He topped the polls, winning with 5656 votes. Through his work as a city councillor, Dan has proven himself to be a strong constituency worker delivering results and standing up for what he believes in. Dan took a leading role on public safety by proposing aggressive panhandling and dog control bylaws; he proposed a core service review that greatly helped his community to balance the books and to focus on core services by eliminating wasteful or unnecessary spending. The Penticton core service review has been described as the “gold standard” by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Dan also created a Penticton Politics website blog and has continued to offer new and creative ways for constituents to communicate on important issues. Dan Albas is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s top ten...