Dan Cantor is the National Director of the Working Families Party, leading the party’s growth into a dozen states and its national strategic direction. He also served as founding Executive Director of the New York Working Families Party, which launched in 1998, for 15 years, before the launch of the national party.
Before co-launching the WFP, he was a union organizer, a community organizer, and a foundation program officer in New York. Dan also worked as Labor Coordinator for Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 1998 presidential campaign. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and somehow received a Master’s Degree from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Dan was raised in Levittown, New York, the site of his first political campaign: his mother’s election to the town’s Library Board in 1964.