Dan Hamburg (born October 6, 1948) is an American politician, active in both the United States Democratic Party and United States Green Party.
Hamburg was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Stanford University and graduated in 1972. He then lived in Ukiah, California where he founded an alternative school and served on the city planning commission from 1976 to 1981. He also founded a cultural study program in China and served on the board of supervisors of Mendocino County, California from 1981 to 1985.
Hamburg was elected to the 1st Congressional District of California in 1992, beating incumbent Frank Riggs. While in Congress he was named one of People magazine's "sexiest people on the Hill". In 1994, a national wave of backlash against Democrats helped Riggs to defeat Hamburg. Hamburg became a member of the Green Party; in 1998 ran for California governor as a Green and in 2000 he backed Green Presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
Hamburg became executive director of Voice of the Environment, and on December 8, 2004, was arrested along with his wife Carrie for trying to deliver a letter to Ohio secretary of state Ken Blackwell concerning alleged Ohio voter fraud in the 2004 US Presidential election (see).
Shortly afterwards, they were arrested outside of their hometown Ukiah's Wal-Mart for protesting for the legalization of medical marijuana.
Daniel Hamburg was listed as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 1993.
Hamburg has endorsed the religious teachings of Adi Da.
Preceded by: Frank Riggs (Republican) U.S. House of Representatives California First Third District Succeeded by: Frank Riggs (Republican)