Dan Honan

Dan HonanLegislative Council, District 2

My goals for continuing my position on the Newtown Legislative Council include:

  • Transparency in all of Newtown’s government 
  • Quality education for all students, especially those requiring special services
  • Attract commercial development to increase the grand list, lessening the dependence on residential property for tax revenue.
  • Financial responsibility 
  • To continue to be a part of a Legislative Council that is responsive to all the citizens of Newtown. 

Education:

Newtown High School, Class of 1975

American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, New York City, 1981

Employment:

Licensed Funeral Director at Honan Funeral Home since 1983 following 2 year apprenticeship.
Sole Proprietor of Honan Funeral Home since 2007 after retirement of my father.
Hold memberships in the Connecticut and National Funeral Directors Associations.

Presented Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication and Service to the Funeral Service Industry by the American Academy McAllister Institute, August 2013

Community Service:

Newtown Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fireman for 17 years.
Past member and Chairman of the Newtown Board of Fire Commissioners.
Member of Newtown Rotary Club since 1988. President 1993-1994.
Newtown representative on the Board of Directors of Housatonic Area Regional Transit (H.A.R.T.) since 1998. I currently serve as Secretary of the Board.

First elected to Newtown Legislative Council, District 2, 2011. I currently serve on the Ordinance and Municipal Operations Committees of the Council.

Personal:

Spouse Colleen D. Honan; 2 grown children Eileen and Patrick, both graduates of Newtown School System.
Lifelong communicant of St. Rose of Lima Parish, longtime usher and assistant sexton of St. Rose Cemetery.

Awarded St. Augustine Medal by Bishop William Lori for service to St. Rose of Lima Parish in 2007.