About Dennis

Dennis Lennox, the former elected drain commissioner for the State of Michigan in Cheboygan County, is a public affairs consultant and columnist for The Morning Sun, the daily newspaper of record for central Michigan. His writings on politics, public policy, foreign affairs and travel have been published in the Toronto Sun, Financial Times, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Britain’s Independent, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Times. He has also appeared on the BBC, CBC, CNN, MTV, National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel.

Before entering politics, Lennox was a professional hockey official in collegiate, junior and professional leagues across Canada and the United States. He has also officiated professional games in two European national leagues.

Lennox worked for the successful re-election campaign of President George W. Bush, where he became hooked on politics. Following his retirement from hockey, Lennox went on to take positions with Congressman David Camp and the majority Republican Party caucus in the Michigan Senate.  He then held a youth chairmanship in the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; helping the Michigan native win the state’s 2008 and 2012 presidential primary elections.

A leader in the Republican Party, he was a member of the Michigan delegation to the 2008 Republican National Convention, which formally nominated Senator John McCain and then-Governor Sarah Palin, of Alaska, as the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates. At the convention, he was the youngest member of the state's delegation.

In 2010, he was a Republican candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives and co-chairman of Yes on Proposal 1, the campaign for a state constitutional convention.

Lennox, a member of the International Association of Political Consultants, has represented the Republican Party in meetings with leaders, including presidents and prime ministers, from other center-right political parties. He has also observed national elections in Canada, Norway and Sweden.

In Michigan, he has been a delegate or alternate delegate to numerous Republican State Conventions and has held leadership positions within the Republican Party as chairman of the First Congressional District Young Republicans, chairman of the Mullett Township Republican Committee and Executive Committee member of the Cheboygan County Republican Party.