“I have spent almost all of my adult life in and around Delran and nearly my entire career helping my fellow railroad workers.”

Dan was raised in Burlington County, graduated from Holy Cross High School, attended Marquette University and later returned to Delran to live in Summerhill.

On the Right Track

He started his career as a locomotive fireman for the Penn Central Railroad and completed training to become a locomotive engineer for Conrail and New Jersey Transit, running passenger trains into and out of New York City.

Giving Back to His Fellow Workers

While still working as a locomotive engineer, Dan worked part-time as an officer for the United Transportation Union. He addressed the needs and concerns of hard-working, middle-class families as he helped his fellow workers with payroll problems, health care, and retirement concerns.

In 1996, Dan earned the position of State Director of United Transportation Union where he addresses the issues of its members in ten locals throughout New Jersey.

Councilman Dan O'Connell

  • Delran Resident for 24 Years
  • Graduate – Holy Cross HS, Delran
  • Retired State Director, United Transportation Union
  • Former Chairman, NJ Society for Environmental and Economic Development, Transportation Policy Committee

Dan loves his Summerhill neighborhood and shares the vision of the current members of Council to work together to continue to make a difference in Delran.