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Dan Proft is an entrepreneur, editorial contributor to the Chicago Tribune, former Republican candidate for Governor, and radio talk show host with AM 560 The Answer in Chicago where he co-hosts the morning drive show.  He voices a popular political commentary,  “:60 of Sanity,” heard by 2 million listeners weekly on the Salem Radio Network. 

Dan works as a Senior Fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, a free market think tank in Chicago, and also serves on the boards of directors for the USO of Illinois, a non-profit that provides assistance to Illinois military families, Envision Unlimited, a nonprofit in Chicago that serves developmentally disabled persons, Aid for Women, a Catholic, life-affirming pregnancy center, the Advisory Board of the Center for Civic Leadership at Benedictine University and Truth in Accounting, a nonprofit dedicated to accurate public sector accounting and budgeting.

He runs one of Illinois' largest Independent Expenditure PACs, Liberty Principles PAC, which supports candidates committed to the economic liberty policy agenda for state and local offices. Dan is also a co-founder of Illinois Opportunity Project, a c4 which advocates for free market public policy solutions. 

Dan earned his BA from Northwestern University and his JD from Loyola University-Chicago School of Law.