Since 2015, Daniel has served as Westarctica's Consul to the Borough of Stillwater, a tiny town in rural Pennsylvania that was founded by the McHenry family in the late 1700s. The Flag of Westarctica is flown on the Consulate's flagpole each winter after the first snowfall and also whenever Grand Duke Travis is in residence.
In 2014, Daniel was elected by popular vote to the office of Mayor of Stillwater, unseating the 20-year incumbent. He did not campaign for office and was surprised when the Columbia County Election Commission informed him of his victory.
In 2018, he was elected for a second term.