Dennis Keene resides in Wilder with Brenda, his wife of 38 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 lived on a farm near second base of the NKU baseball diamond. Early NKU faculty offices, as well as the arts and photography labs, were located in the Keene farmhouse.
The Keene barn was the original home of NKU's theatre department scene shop, as well as kilns and equipment for the art department.
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.