Denise’s roots are in Ft. Loramie, Ohio, a small German, Roman Catholic Community, where her family proudly has one of Ohio’s century farms. Her mother ran the family grain elevator and her father had a small construction business and poured concrete. Her parents taught their children the value of hard-work and that if they wanted something, they were going to work for it.

Denise currently serves as Court Administrator of the Delaware County Domestic Relations Court and previously worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for eight years where she prosecuted felonies including murder, rape, domestic violence, possession and trafficking of illegal narcotics, and assault.

A graduate of Mt. Gilead High School, Denise earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Ohio State University and her Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School. She has lived in Delaware County for 17 years, where she raised her two daughters, Kennedy, a student at The Ohio State University, and Katherine, a senior at Delaware Hayes High School. 

She has served as Development Committee Chairman for the Delaware County Republican Party Executive Committee, as Secretary of the Delaware County Republican Women’s Club, and trustee for the Delaware County District Library.  She is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware.       

Denise made the decision to run for State Representative because she believes the residents, schools, business owners, and local governments in Delaware County deserve a strong, reliable, accessible and accountable Representative to serve them.  As an attorney, she has spent 17 years listening to and advocating on behalf of clients, victims, and the State of Ohio as an assistant prosecutor. 

As a conservative Republican, Denise will work to conserve our taxpayer dollars, protect our second amendment rights and fight to preserve the life of the unborn.  As we face these critical issues and others, such as state budgets, school funding, rising Medicaid costs, and public safety issues like criminal sentencing reform, the residents of the 67th district will have a strong voice at the Statehouse.