Meet Dennis

In the Kentucky House of Representatives, Dennis currently serves on the following committees:

  • Chairman, Licensing and Occupations
  • Vice Chair, Economic Development
  • Member, Banking and Insurance
  • Vice Chair, Budget Subcommittee on Transportation

Dennis is also a member of the Jefferson County Democratic Caucus, which is the second largest in the state with 17 members.


Dennis Keene resides in Wilder with Brenda, his wife of 34 years, and the couple has two daughters, Kelly and Kylie. Dennis has lived his entire life in the district he  represents.

Dennis was born in Dayton, and spent his childhood years growing up in Newport, right in the district he now represents. During his teen years, he lived on a 14-acre farm on Johns Hills Road, located almost exactly at second base of NKU’s current baseball diamond.

Dennis Keene was first elected to office in 2004 as State Representative from Kentucky’s 67th district. The district he represents is entirely based in Campbell County, and consists of the cities of Wilder, Dayton, Newport, Bellevue, Southgate, Woodlawn, and a small portion of Highland Heights.

Dennis succeeded Jim Callahan, a Democrat who had served the 67th house district for many years and retired. Dennis previously served two terms on Wilder City Council before winning election to the House in 2004.

Dennis is also very proud of his Eastern Kentucky roots. His extended family all live in Eastern Kentucky, and Dennis feels a strong connection to that part of the state.

Dennis Keene proudly represents his district with commitment, dedication, and a true love for the cities and the people he represents.

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