Dan Sebring was born in Milwaukee on June 27, 1957. His father was the church organist at Holy Name Polish National Catholic Church in Milwaukee, and his mother was Pulaski High Class of '51 valedictorian. Raised in New Berlin, WI, in 1975 he graduated from New Berlin West High School.
Shortly after his eighteenth birthday, Dan joined the New Berlin Volunteer Fire Department, where he quickly became the youngest and most knowledgeable operator of their largest piece of firefighting equipment.
Having been employed as an assembly line worker, a janitor, turret lathe operator, school bus driver, gutter installer, truck driver, printer, painter, disc jockey, bartender, body guard, carpenter, cabinet maker and auto mechanic, Dan knows firsthand the life of not only a working man, but also the plight of the poor and unemployed. He has experienced many of the hardships the unemployed face living day to day on the brink of financial disaster. Early in the recession of the 1980's Dan was employed as a carpenter, however when the prime interest rate shot up to 21.5%, he found himself not only out of work but homeless and living in his car. This prompted him to enlist in the Navy.
As a member of the U.S. Navy, Dan served on the Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Staff at the Pentagon and later at the Navy Air Reconnaissance Control Center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In each case, the positions were highly classified, specific, and focused on national security.
A graduate of the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia, Dan Sebring remains active in the community participating in fund raising and awareness raising activities for Autism Speaks and rides his Harley-Davidson in fundraising rides for WELS Lutherans for Life, which operates local crisis pregnancy centers.
Dan is a member of the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee, Personnel Committee, and Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee.