Dan stepped down from the Senate, honoring a term-limits pledge in 1999. He then joined former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole as special counsel with the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand.
In 2001, he was named ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. His second day on the job was Sept. 11, 2001. As ambassador, he played a critical role in establishing robust relations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and in the construction of a new U.S. Embassy in the heart of Berlin next to the Brandenburg Gate.
He has since worked at the law firm of King & Spalding.
Dan and his wife, Marsha, formed The Foundation For American Renewal to continue their engagement in faith-based initiatives. They are the parents of three grown children and the grandparents of seven.
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Rebecca Sink-Burris was born in Indianapolis, but now resides in Bloomington. She and her husband Mark are the parents of Matthew and Lauren.
Sink-Burris earned a B.A. in fine arts from Indiana University in 1974, while carrying a 3.3 grade point average.
She has been an instructor at Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) since 1988. From 1991 to 2006 she was owner of Outcrop Pony Farm. She taught at Bloomington Montessori School from 1987 to Ô97, and in the Martinsville School System from 1974 to Ô80.
Since 2006 she has served as a representative on the Libertarian National Committee. She was vice-chair of the Libertarian Party of Indiana from 2001 to Ô03 and again from 2005 to Ô06, and secretary party from 2003 to Ô05. She was a candidate for secretary of state in 2002, a candidate for U.S. Senate in 1998, and a candidate for the Indiana State House of Representatives, District 61, in Ô96.
Sink-Burris was a board member of the Bloomington Montessori School from 1987 to Ô91, a member of the Bloomington Fire Safety Commission from 1999 to 2000 and chairman of the commission in 2000, and served as fundraising chair of the White River Valley United States Pony Club in 2001.