JULIE Carman Denton
In the Kentucky Senate, Julie is currently the chair of the Health and Welfare Committee, vice chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee, a member of the Licensing an Occupations Committee as well as the Labor, Industry and Tourism Committee.
Before being elected to the Kentucky State Senate Julie Carman Denton co-owned a small telecommunications business in Louisville. She attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and began her studies in science and sociology before transferring to the University of Louisville where she graduated and trained as a dental hygienist. Julie practiced dental hygiene in Louisville and spent three years working for General Electric. Julie was born in Louisville, the oldest of three children, where her father worked for General Electric and her mother was a homemaker. As a youngster, with her father’s job, Julie’s family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota for two years and Orange County, California for four years. At age 16. her family moved back to Kentucky where she has lived ever since. Having lived outside of Kentucky those six short years gave Julie the deep appreciation of Kentucky, and especially Jefferson County that makes her work so hard for Kentucky today.
Julie always found herself drawn to public service, volunteering at her church and with community and political organizations. Her experience as a small business owner and health care professional prepared Julie to serve in the Kentucky State Senate. Once elected, she quickly rose through the ranks to be the first Republican chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee in the history of Kentucky.
Julie is married to Barry Denton, a decorated sergeant with the Louisville Metro Police Department and an assistant commander for their bomb squad. They have four children.