A photograph of Dan Norris

I'm Dan Norris, your Cheltenham Commissioner in Ward 5, and I'm running for re-election.

As a Township Commissioner, I am committed to ensuring that our community is a safe and vibrant place to live, work, and play. I will strive to ensure that our township is well-maintained and that our residents have access to the resources they need to thrive. I will work to ensure that our township is a welcoming and inclusive place for all.

Through strong fiscal management I will ensure that our tax dollars are properly spent and provide the necessary funding required by our libraries, fire companies, and community centers.

I believe that every member of our community deserves to be heard and valued. That's why I maintain an open-door policy to all neighbors and work hard to be responsive to community needs. I am dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all residents of Cheltenham.

Together, we can continue to build a strong and resilient community that we are all proud to call home. Thank you for your support.

"Dan works quietly and competently, forging consensus among those of differing views to move Cheltenham forward. There are no histrionics or showmanship in his governing style. He will get the job done without alienating residents or other elected officials."

- Stephen Burns, Township Finance Officer 2002-2017, 2020


  • Leading the Charge to Revitalize Township Facilities
  • No Real Estate Tax Increases in the Last 3 Years
  • Single Use Plastic Bag Ban
  • Increased Funding for Libraries and Fire Companies
  • Traffic Calming Measures


  • Strong Fiscal Management
  • Inclusive Consensus Builder
  • Collaborate Productive Leadership
  • Responsive to Community Needs
  • An Open Door to All Neighbors


  • Served 12 Years on the Township Board of Commissioners
  • Elected President of Commissioners 6 years in a row
  • 44-year township resident
  • Democratic Committee Person for 32 years
  • CPA/Licensed Financial, Tax/Investment Planner


  • The Cheltenham Township Democratic Party
  • Craig Browne, past President of the NAACP and past President of the Cheltenham School Board
  • Matt Areman, Vice President of the Cheltenham Township Commissioners
  • Irv Brockington, Cheltenham Township Commissioner
  • Dwight Lewis, Cheltenham Township Commissioner
  • Brad Pransky, Cheltenham Township Commissioner
  • Ann Rappaport, PhD
  • Mitch Zygmund-Felt, Cheltenham Township Commissioner
  • Stephen Burns, Cheltenham Township Finance Officer (2002-2017, 2020)
  • Caryl Levin, President of the Melrose Park Neighbors Association
  • David Cohen, Cheltenham School Board
  • Daniel Schultz, Co-Chair of the Cheltenham Democratic Committee
  • Joyce Drayton, Ward 5 Leader
  • Jon Harris-Shapiro, past Co-Chair of Cheltenham Democratic Party
  • Daphne Oliver, past Co-Chair of Cheltenham Democratic Party
  • Fred Milbert, President of Cheltenham Township Community Development Corporation
  • Myron Goldman, President of Friends of Elkins Park Library
  • Shirley Curry, Jenkintown Democratic Party

Community Action

A photograph of Dan Norris speaking with staff and Representative Dean about La Mott

Dan Norris, Congresswoman Dean, and township staff at LaMott community center discussing funding needs for facility renovations.

A photograph of Dan Norris with State Representative Nelson

Representative Nelson and Dan Norris discussing the government grants for rebuilding the LaMott Community Center.

A photograph of Dan Norris with Congresswoman Madeline Dean

Congresswoman Dean, Dan Norris, and commissioners Pransky and Zygmund-Felt touring the LaMott Community Center.