After graduating High School in Baltimore Maryland in 1986, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served until being honorably discharged in 1994. Now a service-disabled veteran, his military service had him stationed and serving in countries around the world. His last assignment was at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA. There he met his wife, Shari. They bought a house and resided there until moving to Rockwall County in 2018.
Shortly after arriving in Texas, and well before the thought of running for any political office, Dennis traveled to numerous counties across North Texas giving a presentation titled “Don’t California My Texas”. This presentation focused on his personal witnessing of the fall of the Republican Party in California, and more importantly Orange County, which was for decades the Republican stronghold. The purpose of this presentation is to educate voters on the importance of getting involved, and more specifically – voting.
Dennis is an active member of the Rockwall GOP community. He is an active and participating member in the Republican Men’s Club, Republican Women’s Club, and even the Republican Hispanic Club. He regularly attends the Republican Lunch and other GOP functions as they are scheduled.
Dennis is also an active member of the Rockwall veteran community and holds memberships in the Marine Corps League, American Legion, Band of Brothers Sisters and Friends. He is the Rockwall County coordinator for Toys For Tots which supports Lonestar CASA along with Rockwall Helping Hands. He is also a supporter of Veterans Outpost, Patriot Paws, and the Travis Manion Foundation. As well as a member in the United States Marshals Posse, a member of the North Texas Crime Commission, a contributing member for the North Texas InfraGard where he communicates with the FBI regarding cyber security for the US and Texas infrastructure. He is an active Christian and a Knight in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and is currently the Deputy Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council 9337 at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall.
Dennis and his wife Shari have been married for 30 years and reside in McLendon Chisholm.