Dan Kessler for Minnesota
A solutions-focused leader who’ll represent all local residents.
Dr. Dan Kessler
Hi! I’m Dan Kessler. I’m a father and psychologist who is running to represent Carver County in the Minnesota State Senate.
In my work as a psychologist, my goal is to help my patients uncover solutions to their problems and to live healthier, happier lives. I aim to bring this problem-solving approach and focus on quality of life to the Minnesota State Senate.
As a cancer survivor and healthcare professional, I know firsthand what it’s like to experience a critical and costly diagnosis. I hear from people who don’t fill needed prescriptions, or skip seeing the doctor when sick, because they can’t afford to go even when they have health insurance. I listen to people struggling to balance work and family life.
For 25 years, I’ve helped my patients one at a time. I will use my experience as a professional and public servant to help all Carver County residents address their issues at a state level.
My wife and I have raised four children here in Chaska. As local parents, we understand the importance of having a strong public education system. All of our kids have attended Eastern Carver County Schools. Our oldest two children are Chaska High graduates who are now in graduate school. We have a 16 year old at Chaska High, and our youngest will be starting at Chaska Middle School East this fall!
Our family loves all that eastern Carver County has to offer. We spend time hiking and biking the local trails, playing at Fireman’s Park, or enjoying locally-owned restaurants. This is our home.
As a Minnesota State Senator, I’ll work to create opportunities for all residents of Carver County to thrive. I value public service and understand the importance of using common goals and collaboration to bring people together. I’ll work in collaboration with constituents to give voice to ALL local residents.