A proud family man married to Kathy with 5 children and 11 grandchildren, Dennis makes his home in the town of Fountain and is a 35-year resident of Colorado.  Dennis grew up working on local farms, ranches and logging in rural Oregon. He has been a business owner most of his adult life and signed both sides of a paycheck. He understands that a balanced budget is only part of the equation, prioritizing those funds is equally important.

Dennis’s Christian faith has been an integral part of his life since youth. Unapologetic of his relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ, Dennis is solid in his pro-life stance with respect for all human life from conception to natural death. He counts it a privilege to have participated in four trips to foreign countries to construct buildings for local pastors.