Dan Reiman was born and raised in the small town of Carteret, New Jersey. From an early age, his parents taught Dan the values of hard work and civic responsibility. While still in high school, Dan was actively involved in local politics as a member of the Carteret Democratic Party and, at age 22, became chairman of the Carteret Planning Board.
Dan’s time on the Planning Board fueled his desire to serve his community. So, with this desire in his heart, Dan ran for and was elected to the Borough Council. It was during this time that Dan began to fully develop his vision for the town that he loves.
Through sponsoring ordinances and partnering with nonprofit organizations,
he began to put in place the framework of a plan which would one day transform Carteret.
While serving as Councilman, Dan excelled as a public servant and as a small business owner. His experience in the private sector and dealing with a mayoral administration that enforced anti-business policies helped finalize Dan’s decision to run for mayor of Carteret in 2002. He was elected with an overwhelming majority of the vote and took office at 26 years old, becoming the youngest mayor in the history of the town.
Over the past 10 years, Dan has continually fulfilled his promise to build the ‘Better Carteret’ that his community and its residents deserve. He looks forward to continuing his work helping Carteret realize its full potential.