County Council district 4 is comprised of the following townships, Logan, Kelso, Jackson, York, Sparta, and part of Manchester. Dennis has served on the county council since 1985 and is currently serving as county council president. He is a U.S. Navy veteran. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is the owner of D.A. Kraus Land Survey Co. Dennis was the Dearborn County surveyor from 1977-1984.
Dennis and his wife Mary are members of All Saints Catholic Church. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Dennis is a member of the American Legion and the Gadabout Bassmaster. He enjoys fishing, hunting and bowling.