Daniel J. O'Connell

Board of County Commissioners
Title: Commissioner Deputy Director
Phone: 609-265-5020
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Town of Residence: Delran

Term Expires: December 31, 2021


Daniel J. O’Connell is a resident of Delran where he has lived for the past 27 years. He has been a resident of Burlington County for almost 60 years. He is a graduate of Holy Cross High School and attended Marquette University in Wisconsin.

Daniel was previously a locomotive fireman with Penn Central, then was promoted to a locomotive engineer and during the course of his career has worked for Penn Central, CONRAIL and New Jersey Transit.

Daniel then became a local union representative for the former United Transportation Union (UTU) and became the New Jersey State Legislative Director for the UTU.  In that position, he worked with 45 other State directors at the State and Federal level on legislation and regulations to protect their members.

Now retired, Daniel is a member of the Rancocas Nature Center, the Burlington County YMCA and a volunteer at WXPN, a public radio station in Philadelphia, PA.

Daniel was elected to the Delran Township Town Council in 2014 and was re-elected in November 2018. Daniel joined the County Board in 2019 to fill an unexpired term and was then elected to the Board in November 2019. As a Board Member Daniel serves as liaison to the Health Department, Public Safety and Library.


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