Senators

Dennis Kruse

Contact Information

200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
P: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400
Email: Senator.Kruse@iga.in.gov

Legislative Assistant:
Zachary Eckert
317-233-0930

Media Contact:
Rita Davison
317-232-9425

Dennis Kruse

State Senator - District 14


Elected

Indiana State Senate, 2004 - present
Indiana House of Representatives, 1989 - 2004 (15 years)
DeKalb County Jackson Township Trustee, 1983 - 1989 (7 years)

Political Affiliation

Republican

Standing Committees

Education & Career Development, chair
Elections
Family & Children Services
Pensions & Labor
Rules & Legislative Procedure

Education

Leo Schools, 1953 -1962
Auburn High School, 1965 Graduate
Purdue University Life Insurance Institute, 1966
Anderson University, 1967 - 1968
State of Indiana License Teacher, 1970 - 1975
Indiana Realtors Institute Graduate, GRI 1972 - 1974
Indiana University School of Education, 1970
Indiana University: B.S. 1970, GRI 1974, CAI 1978

Activities

Trine University Board of Trustee’s, 2010 - present
The Gideons International, member 1996 - present
American Family Association of DeKalb County, member 1995 - present
Indiana Conservative Assembly, Chairman 1994 - present
Indiana Family Institute, 1994 - present
DeKalb County Council on Pregnancy, member 1989 - present
Right to Life, member 1989 - present
Advance America, 1984 - present
Northeast Indiana Youth for Christ Board, chairman 1989 - 2014, member 1968 - present
County Line Church of God, 1946 - 2014
Indiana Congress of Parents and Teachers Life Membership, 2010
National Auctioneers Foundation Board of Trustee’s, 2009 - 2011
Indiana Pensions Management Oversight Commission, chairman 2007 and 2009
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Northeastern Indiana, member 1985 - 1997
Indiana University Certified Auctioneers Institute Charter Member, CAI 1976 - 1978
Auburn Bi-Centennial Celebration chairman, 1976
Indiana Dual Credit Advisory Council Member, 2009 - 2012
Indiana Education Roundtable, member 2009 - 2015
Indiana Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Member, 2011 - present
National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, commissioner 2009 - 2010
United States Education Commission of the States, commissioner 2009 - present
American Conservation Union, Defender of Liberty, 2012
Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana, 2007 - 2008

Honors

Honorary Doctorate of Public Service Recipient, Harrison College
Distinguished Alumni Award, Anderson University, 2011
Future of Education’s Golden Apple Award, Indiana Virtual School Families, 2011
Certificate of Appreciation, Indiana Speech-Language and Hearing Association, 2011
Guardian of the Year, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Small Business, 2005
Legislator of the Year, Indiana Aviation Association, 2006
Realtor of the Year, Northeastern Indiana Board of Realtors, 1975
Legislator of the Year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1996
Defender of Liberty, American Conservation Union, 2012
Award Winner, Indiana Section of American Water Works Association, 2009
Legislator of the Year, National Federation Independent Business, 2010

Occupation

Collector Car Auctions, Auctioneer 1971 - present
Dennis Kruse & Associates, Auctioneering and Real
Estate, Owner/President 1968 - present
Indiana Real Estate Broker, Licensed 1968 - present
Reppert School of Auctioneering, Owner 1996 - 2011
Ambassador Steel Corporation Executive Offices, 1982 - 1996
WIFF & WAC Radio Stations, Disc Jockey 1966 - 1969
Avilla Motor Speedway Race, Announcer 1966 - 1968
WIFF Radio, Sport Broadcaster 1966 - 1967
Reppert School of Auctioneering, Graduate 1964

Personal

Married: Kay Adele Kruse 1968 - present
Children: Matthew (wife: Michelle), John (wife: Abby), Timothy (wife: Marybeth) and Daniel (wife:
Beth Ellen)

Grandchildren: Caleb, Michael, Jackson, Charlotte, Goldie and Samuel.

Counties Served

Portions of Allen and DeKalb counties

Dennis Kruse

State Senator - District 14

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Kruse Receives 2018 Central States Simon Award

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 19, 2018) – State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) was recently named as one of the recipients of the 2018 Central States Simon Award. more »

Kruse: Bill to Condense the Number of High School Diplomas Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2018) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) to require the Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE) to establish one Indiana diploma for individuals who successfully complete high school graduation requirements recently passed the Senate unanimously. more »

Kruse: Bill to Condense the Number of High School Diplomas Passes Committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2018) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) to require the Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE) to establish one Indiana diploma for individuals who successfully complete high school graduation requirements recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development by a vote of 10 to 0. more »

Kruse: Bill to Require Computer Science in Curriculum Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2018) – A bill co-authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) to require public and charter schools to offer a computer science course as a one-semester elective course at least once each school year to high school students recently passed the Senate. more »

Kruse: Bill to Allow Auctioneer Commission to Approve and Offer Online Courses Passes Senate

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) – A bill authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) to allow the Auctioneer Commission to approve and offer online courses recently passed the full Senate by a vote of 49-0. more »

Senate Republicans Detail 2018 Legislative Agenda

Members of the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus today announced their agenda for the 2018 legislative session. more »

State Sen. Dennis Kruse to Serve as Chair of Education Study Committee

STATEHOUSE (June 29, 2017) — State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) to serve as the Chair of the Interim Study Committee on Education and as a member of the Education Commission of the States. more »

Senate Republicans Conclude 2017 Session with Passage of Key Priorities

STATEHOUSE (April 22, 2017) ― The Indiana Senate concluded the 2017 legislative session today, completing work on a variety of key legislative priorities. “I applaud the Senate’s efforts to deliver on the priorities we laid out at the beginning of this session,” Long said. more »

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2017 Summary of New Laws - Sen. Kruse

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