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Dennis Kruse's Biography

Office: State Senate (IN) - District 14, Republican

Contact Information

200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2785

6704 County Road 31
Auburn, IN 46706

Full Name:

Dennis K. Kruse




Wife: Kay; 4 Children: Matthew, John, Timothy, Daniel

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Auburn, IN

Home City:

Auburn, IN


Church of God

CAI, Indiana University, 1976-1978

GRI, Indiana University, 1974

BS, United States & World History, Indiana University, 1965-1970

Attended, Anderson University, 1967-1968

Attended, Purdue University Life Insurance Institute, 1966

Graduate, Reppert School of Auctioneering, 1964

Senator, Indiana State Senate, District 14, 2004-present

Candidate, Indiana State Senate, District 14, 2018

Representative, Indiana State House of Representatives, 1989-2004

Appointed by Republican Delegates, Senator, Indiana State Senate, District 14, April 2004

Delegate, Indiana Republican Party Convention, 1990-2002

Vice-Chair, Dekalb County Republican Party, 1997-1999

Chair, Legislative Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, 1999-present

Member, Public Finance Study Commission, 1997-present

Commissioner, Governor's Commission For a Drug Free Indiana, 1992-present

Member, Jackson Township Precinct Committee, 1992-present

Member, DeKalb County Council on Pregnancy, 1989-present

Chair, Education and Career Development

Former Chair, Education and Career Development Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Member, Elections Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Member, Family and Children Services Affairs Committee, Indiana State Senate

Member, Indiana Lakes Management Group, 1996-2002

Member, Indiana Public Finance Commission, 1996-2002

Member, Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+ ) Citizens Reviews Committee, 1998-2002

Member, Precinct Committee, 1970-2002

Trustee, Jackson Township of DeKalb County, 1983-1989

Member, DeKalb County Voter Absentee Board, 1980

Member, United States Electoral College, 1972

Auctioneer/Owner, Reppert School of Auctioneering, 1996-present

Auctioneer, Kruse International, Collector Car Auctioneers, 1971-present

Real Estate Broker, 1968-present

Owner/President, Dennis Kruse and Associates, Auctioneering and Real Estate, 1968-present

Assistant to Corporate Officers, Ambassador Steel

Trustee, Trine University, 2010-present

Member, American Family Association of DeKalb County, 1995-present

Chair, Indiana Conservative Assembly, 1994-present

Advisor, Indiana Family Institute, 1994-present

Member, Right to Life, 1989-present

Member, Advisory Board, Northeastern Indiana Child Evangelism Fellowship, 1985-present

Member, Advance America, 1984-present

Board Chair, Northeastern Indiana Youth for Christ, 1968-present

Member/Elder, County Line Church of God, 1964-present

President, Indiana Auctioneers Association, 2004-2005

President-Elect, National Auctioneers Association, 2004-2005

President-Elect, Indiana Auctioneers Association, 2003

Vice-President, National Auctioneers Association, 2003

Member, Board of Directors, Indiana Auctioneers Association, 1999-2002

National Director, National Auctioneers Association, 1999

State Director, Indiana Auctioneers Association, 1998