A lifelong Republican, Dane has an extensive history of serving his community and country.
After graduating from Hazleton Area High School in 1995, Dane enlisted in the U.S Army. He was stationed at the Korean Demilitarized Zone and later at Ft. Hood, Texas. While on active duty, he studied criminal justice at Central Texas College and worked with troubled youth at the Correctional Service Corporation.
When Operation Iraqi Freedom began, Dane felt compelled to re-enlist. After training at Fort Dix in New Jersey, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, where he served until March 2005. During his tour, Dane was selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be a part of the American unit guarding Saddam Hussein. He received commendations for his part in combating international terrorism.
After being honorably discharged, he moved back to Pennsylvania and pursued a career focused on public service.
Alongside his public service, he served as the president of the Schuylkill County Concerned Citizens, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the local Lions Club and AMVETS. He served as the Vice Chairman of the Kline Township Municipal Authority and currently serves on the Uniform Construction Code appeals board for the Borough of McAdoo. Dane is a former board member of the United Charities Inc. of Hazleton United Children’s Home and served as chairman of the McAdoo Borough Civil Service Commission, which screens applicants and makes recommendations for hiring police officers.
Most notably, Dane served as the mayor of McAdoo for eight years, completing his service this past December.
Dane lives in Kline Township with his wife, Angela, and is a proud father of two daughters, Anastasia and Genevieve. They are members of All Saints Church in McAdoo.