Dan spent a good share of his early childhood on his grandfather's dairy farm in southern Harper County. The work ethic developed during those early years has been with him his entire life.
After college Dan worked for Geo. A. Hormel and Company as a production manager. However, he longed for his own business.
In 1991, he and his father started their first business. From that time on Dan knew that owning his own business and growing in business is where he wanted to be.
In 1995, Dan started his career in the insurance business and has been working with other small businesses ever since.
In 1985, Dan married his college sweetheart Diane and they have two beautiful daughters.
Paid for by Hawkins Campaign Fund - Treasurer, Diane Hawkins
State RepresentativE 100th District
Kansas House of Representatives
Representative 100th House District, Elected to first term November 2012 for the 2013-2014 Legislative Sessions
Committee Assignments 2013 / 2014: Health & Human Services, Children and Seniors, Financial Institutions, Pensions and Benefits
Committee Assignments 2015: Chairman Health & Human Services, Insurance, Pensions and Benefits
Committee Assignments 2016: Chairman Health & Human Services, Insurance and Financial Institutions, Appropriations
2016 Special Committee on Patient Protections for Step Therapy
2016 Special Committee on the Organization of Public Health Boards
Committee Assignments 2017: Chairman Health & Human Services, Insurance and Financial Institutions, and Tax
Committee Assignments 2018: Chairman Health & Human Services, Insurance, Financial Institutions and Pensions, and Tax
Chairman: Bob Bethel Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight
Vice Chairman: Legislative Post Audit
2019-2020 Elected House Majority Leader
Chairman: 2016 House Republican Caucus
Kansas Army National Guard, Enlisted 1979-1991
Precinct Committeeman, Precinct 0517 3 Terms
Make-a-Wish Foundation of Kansas Board of Directors, 6 years with 1 term of Treasurer, Vice President and President
Higher Ground, Board of Directors, 5 years with 2 years as Treasurer, and 1 year as Board Chair
Albert Pike Masonic Lodge Past Master with 3 years as Board Chair
32 Degree and KCCH, Member 1989 to Present