Member of Parliament
Okanagan – Coquihalla
Dan Albas has been a Penticton resident since 1981. After attending Okanagan University College, Dan choose to move into small business where his company Kick City Martial Arts has flourished, training hundreds of men, women and children 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 and his wife Tara reside in Penticton, where they raise their three daughters.
Dan has 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.
As a community leader, Dan was elected to Penticton City Council in the 2008 municipal elections, where as a first time candidate he won with 5656 votes, topping the polls. Through his work as a city councilor, 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 review that greatly helped his community to balance the books and to focus on core services by eliminating wasteful or unnecessary spending. His Penticton Politics website blog has offered new ways for constituents to communicate on important issues.
He has worked diligently with Stockwell Day, MP, serving in a variety of board roles including President of the Okanagan-Coquihalla Conservative Association twice. Dan is grateful for the opportunity to have worked with our Member of Parliament as a supporter, President and as a City Councilor. Dan would like to build on the tremendous legacy Stockwell Day has created in Okanagan-Coquihalla in terms of communication and strong representation in Ottawa.