Commissioner's Office

Dennis Keene has a track record of business and political success. He founded his own manufactured housing business and served as a top economic development advisor for a regional economic development organization. Serving in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2005 to 2019, he passed over 100 pieces of legislation and co-sponsored another 1,000; he was known as the go-to legislator for cities and business leaders of Northern Kentucky. Dennis served on the House Licensing & Occupations Committee as chairman and a ranking member. He also served as the House Caucus Chairman in House Leadership. His signature piece of legislation revolutionized the optometric profession, bringing expanded eye care services to the citizens of Kentucky.

Commissioner Keene is a family man—husband and father of two daughters. He grew up in Newport, Kentucky where his parents relocated from Breathitt County, Kentucky seeking a better opportunity. Dennis developed his strong work ethic at an early age and began his first business before he was twenty.