|U.S. House, Iowa, District 2|
- 1991: Founded Dan Dolan Homes
Dolan ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Iowa's 2nd District. Dolan sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.  Joe Seng was defeated by incumbent Dave Loebsack in the Democratic primary. Dolan was defeated by John Archer in the Republican primary. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 16, 2012. The primary elections took place on June 5, 2012.
|U.S. House, Iowa, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012|
Dolan is married to his high school sweetheart, Celeste. They and their five children live Muscatine.