The City of La Puente

Dan Holloway

Dan Holloway began his political career in the mid-1990’s when the local school district tried to close his children’s high school. Dan and his wife Hilda successfully organized the community and convinced the School Board to keep Workman High School open. He received the prestigious Golden Apple Award for his Outstanding School Service. A member of the American Legion, he designed La Puente’s Veterans Memorial at City Hall which was dedicated in January, 1997. His first political experience at City Hall was when he joined a group who went to City Hall to support a friend who owned the local bowling alley that was being put out of business by rumors of redevelopment. Looking for a way to make his City a better place to live, he applied for every commission and committee the City operated, but to no avail. Taking a different approach, he began writing a weekly Highlander Newspaper community news column, “The La Puente Lookout”, in 1997. In 1998 he was appointed to the City’s Puente Pride Committee and in 2001, after years of trying, was finally appointed to the La Puente Planning Commission. There he served for six years including two terms as Chairman.

After a 30 year career as an Aerospace Manager at Raytheon, he ran for Council in 2007 winning a Council seat as the top vote getter in a field of nine that included three incumbents. His election meant the end of his newspaper column and service on the Puente Pride Committee and as a Planning Commissioner. Sworn in as a Councilman on Dec. 11, 2007 by his wife, he was re-elected again in 2012 and 2016 as the top vote getter. Having served as Mayor three times and as Mayor Pro Tem four times, he also represents the City on several regional Boards and Commissions. He has worked closely with the three School Districts serving La Puente and has been a mainstay of the L.E.A.D. (Life Experiences About Democracy) Program at four local schools.

Dan Holloway was born in Hollywood, CA. His parents, Dan and Marion, eventually moved to West Los Angeles when he was five years old. An only child, Dan excelled at sports and was a Little League all-star, Jr. High Athlete of the Year and played baseball and basketball at Hamilton High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy where he would serve aboard nuclear powered Polaris Missile Submarines as a Launch Control Supervisor. He was named one of Senator Ed Hernandez’s Veterans of the year in 2015.

Having known his future wife Hilda since moving to West LA when she was two years old, they dated prior to his going into the Navy and married two years later in 1969. They lived in Honolulu, Hawaii for the last two years of Dan’s enlistment before returning home to California. Dan attended Santa Monica College (SMC), Cal State Northridge (CSUN) and Los Angeles City College (LACC) earning his Associate of Arts Degree at SMC and a National Certification from the Academy of Ophthalmic Optics as a Certified Optician. During that time Kimberly Anne, the first of the Holloway’s four children, was born in 1974. (1974 -2002) Two years later Jennifer Lynn arrived in 1976. Starting his career at Hughes Aircraft Co. (later Raytheon) just a week after Jennifer’s birth, he would work at the El Segundo aerospace facility in Production and Inventory Control for the next 30 years, retiring in 2006. Having a growing family, Dan & Hilda moved to South Redondo Beach where their son Christopher Ryan was born in 1979 and daughter Shannon Marie was born in 1982. Renting a small house they longed for a place of their own, so in 1983 the Holloway family moved east, buying a home in La Puente. With a young family, Dan would turn his attentions to youth sports where he coached all his children and served as a Little League and AYSO Board Member, referee/umpire and sponsor.

Dan Holloway has proudly provided a lifetime of service to his family, his community and his nation.

To contact Council Member Holloway, please call (626) 475-5467, or email

Commencement of Current Term: April 26, 2016  

Expiration of Current Term:  November 3, 2020

Resident of La Puente: 31 Years

Family: Married (45 years), four children.

Community Service and Organization Membership History

  • La Puente Mayor
  • La Puente Mayor Pro Tem
  • La Puente City Councilman
  • La Puente Successor Agency and Oversight Board Member and Chair
  • La Puente Planning Commissioner and Chair
  • La Puente Development Review Board Commission Member and Chair
  • La Puente Beautification Committee (Puente Pride) Member and Chair
  • Bassett Adult School Advisory Committee
  • Hacienda La Puente Adult School (HLPUSD) Community Advisory Committee
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District’s (HLPUSD) Coalition for a Healthy Community
  • Co-Founder and Chairman of the Workman High School Save Our School (SOS) Committee
  • Workman High School Assistant Freshman Basketball Coach
  • Workman High Assistant Girls Soccer Coach
  • HLPUSD Visual and Performing Arts Commission
  • HLPUSD Reconfiguration Committee
  • Recipient of the HLPAA Golden Apple for School Service
  • Highlander Newspaper Community News Columnist
  • HLPUSD Visual and Performing Arts Commission
  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Board of Directors (SGVCOG)
  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Emergency Preparedness Ad Hoc Committee
  • San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Board of Directors (SGVMVCD)
  • San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Public Relations Committee
  • California Joint Powers Insurance Agency Board of Directors
  • American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” Honorary Chairman 2008
  • Little League, Manager, Coach, Umpire, Sponsor and Board Member
  • AYSO, Coach, Referee, Sponsor and Board Member
  • La Puente Historical Society Lifetime Member
  • La Puente Census Committee
  • Cub and Boy Scout Former Leader and Official
  • Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts 15 and 21 Reprehensive
  • League of California Cities Los Angeles Division Delegate
  • League of California Cities Los Angeles Division City Selection Committee
  • California Contract Cities Association
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
  • San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance
  • National League of Cities Representative
  • National League of Cities Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • American Legion La Puente Post 75
  • Designer of the La Puente Veterans Memorial
  • USS Operation Connect, Mothers of the Military & Yellow Ribbon Society
  • Hacienda la Puente Adult School (HLPAS) Community Advisory Committee
  • Hacienda La Puente Adult School (HLPAS) Occupational Advisory Committee-Business Careers
  • Life Experience About Democracy (LEAD)
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • Youth recreation and Sports Counselor
  • Church Lay Leader
  • Code Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee
  • Council Travel Ad Hoc Committee
  • IT Ad Hoc Committee
  • Committee Reorganization Ad Hoc Committee
  • Communications Ad Hoc Committee
  • Contract Services Ad Hoc Committee
  • National League of Cities (NLC)
  • NLC Small Cities Council Steering Committee
  • Selective Service Local Board
  • Hacienda La Puente Adult Education Heroes Award Recipient
  • La Puente High School Community Warrior Award Recipient
  • Hacienda La Puente Administrators Association Partners in Education Award Recipient (LEAD)
  • California Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 1710
  • Electronics and Space Technicians Union, Local 1553


Phone: (626) 855-1574

“It is an honor and privilege to represent the residents of La Puente. Please feel free to contact me anytime with your comments, concerns and suggestions.” – Dan Holloway

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