Dan Muroff is an attorney and government relations advocate in private practice, where he has led efforts to advance the missions of charitable, arts and cultural institutions. Dan has worked to aid women transitioning into the workforce, expedite federal funds to build affordable housing for persons with disabilities, and secure government funding for neighborhood improvements across the Philadelphia region.
Early in his career, Dan spent four years in the environmental industry, including working as a field chemist. He went on to work in the Cook County (Chicago) Department of Planning, Office of Economic Development. Dan moved to Washington D.C. to serve in senior legislative positions in the federal government. On Capitol Hill, Dan served in the offices of Congressmen Tom Foglietta (PA-01) and Kika de la Garza (TX-15) before becoming senior legislative assistant to Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-03). In that position, he led appropriations, transportation, economic development, and environmental efforts. He also worked on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the reauthorization of the federal highway bill. Dan was named Chief of Staff to then-newly elected Congressman Michael Capuano (MA-08), establishing the Congressman’s Washington office and serving for four years. During that time, he oversaw operations, legislation, appropriations, media, whip duties, personnel, and office budget.
Dan left Washington to support campaigns in Pennsylvania. He served as policy director for US Congressional candidate Dan Wofford (PA-06) and political director for US Senate candidate Joe Hoeffel (D-PA). Dan broadened his government service in a senior counsel position in the Pennsylvania State Senate and continues to closely aid and advise many Pennsylvania candidates for federal, state, and local government. In 2016 and 2018, Dan ran for Congress himself, most recently in Pennsylvania’s 7th, which became the newly-created 5th Congressional district.
Dan served as the president of the board of CeaseFirePA, Pennsylvania’s statewide gun violence prevention organization. He also served as president of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, promoting sound and sustainable environmental policy and fighting efforts that would have devastating environmental consequences. When living in Philadelphia, Dan served as president of his community organization, East Mt. Airy Neighbors, as well as Treasurer of his community development corporation, Mt. Airy USA. He was a Democratic committee person for 14 years and Philadelphia’s 9th Ward Democratic leader.
Dan graduated from Drexel University. He earned his Juris Doctor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Dan was raised in Havertown, where he lived for 25 years. He now lives in Marple Township with his wife Melissa and their dog Luca.