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About Dan Slater

Mayor Dan Slater is a third generation Orange resident. He can trace his family roots in Orange back to the 1890's!


Dan attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Orange from Kindergarten through the 8th grade, and graduated from Orange Lutheran High School in 1977.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Cal State Fullerton in 1985. His concentration was in finance, with an emphasis on real estate. He immediately embarked on his career of residential real estate brokerage at Orange Realty, Inc. Dan is continuously one of the highest achieving realtors in the city of Orange.

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New opportunities and challenges, are on the horizon

for Orange. We simply cannot approach them in the

same old tired fashion of the last 20 years.

 Dan Slater, Orange Businessowner

Our Mission

Dan Slater is extremely knowledgeable about real estate in all of Orange's unique communities and neighborhoods. His passion for real estate lies in a square mile of vintage homes known as Old Towne. With over 1,400 structures built before 1940, it is the largest historic district in the state of California. Dan lives in Old Towne in a 1923 California Bungalow he restored.

Dan's community involvement is extensive and includes his current term as Mayor which began with his election in November 2022, eight years on the Orange City Council (1994 -2002), including serving as the City's Mayor Pro Tem. In addition, Dan has been a long-time member of the Orange Rotary Club, Orange Historical Society, Orange Park Acres, OCTax and was recently named to the Orange Unified School District's Citizen Bond Oversight Committee. As the former President of the Old Towne Preservation Association (OTPA) and the Orange Chamber of Commerce, Dan is known throughout the city for his commitment to making Orange a great place to live, work and enjoy a good quality of life. 

He is very involved in the "reforestation" of Orange. He is proud of the Tree Hero award he received in April 1996 from California RE-LEAF and the Orange County Environmental Award he received in 2000. Dan's Orange historic preservation awards include the Special Merit and Sweet Sweet Orange awards from the Old Town Preservation Association and the coveted William T. Glassell award from the Orange Historical Society. 

In his "spare time" he enjoys gardening, backpacking, skiing, outdoor adventure and traveling. Most recent trips include China, South Africa, and Antarctica.

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