Dean Schamore was elected as State Representative for Kentucky’s 10th House District in November, 2014. Navy veteran, businessman, husband and father are the credentials Dean Schamore brings to service in the House of Representatives. Inspired by his mother Angela Schamore’s service to the City of Hardinsburg serving as mayor and on the city council, Dean brings a strong sense of community spirit with him to the halls of Frankfort.
Born and raised in Kentucky, Dean Schamore served his country in the United States Navy, serving in the Gulf War, earning his education in technology and computers. He graduated top of his class in electronics school and was assigned to the USS America CV-66 Aircraft Carrier, earning a top Department of Defense security clearance. Following his honorable discharge in 1993, Dean came back home to Kentucky to start his family and his business.
Entrepreneur and Business Owner
Dean founded Digital Connections Plus, a very successful information technology company located in Hardinsburg in Breckinridge County. He leads a team of 12 employees and the company’s focus is on process controls for manufacturing businesses. While serving as CEO of the company he founded, Dean has become a leader in the business community, serving on the Breckinridge County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and last year, he served as the organization’s president. He is also a member of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce.
A born entrepreneur, Dean Schamore operates additional businesses including owning and managing residential and commercial real estate properties. Dean purchased his family farm in 1998 to keep it in the family and understands the challenges that Kentucky’s family farmers face.
Dean has been married to his sweetheart, Dana Powers Schamore for 23 years and the couple has two daughters Deana and Danna who both attend school in Breckinridge County. Dean has a famous relative among his family tree, Kentucky’s explorer Daniel Boone is Dean Schamore’s sixth cousin.
Dean’s Local Roots
Dean’s roots are deep in our part of Kentucky. His mother’s family is originally from Breckinridge County and his great-great-great grandparents are buried on Roff McCoy Road in the McDaniels’ area of Breckinridge County. Dean is a sixth cousin to Daniel Boone on his mother’s side of the family. His grandmother was a Bruce and was raised in Madrid/McDaniels and his grandfather was a Henninger, raised in the Westview/McDaniels area. Dean’s relatives in Breckinridge County have the following surnames Bruce, Henninger, Frank, Galloway, Fentress, Hardin, Glenn, and Butler.