Dean Schamore

Dean Schamore
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from the 10th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2015
Preceded by Dwight Butler
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dana Powers Schamore

Dean Schamore is a Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for Kentucky's 10th District, which represents Breckinridge, Hancock and Hardin Counties. Schamore, a member of the Democratic Party, served as the President of Breckinridge County's Chamber of Commerce.

Early life

Schamore served in the United States Navy in the first Gulf War.[1]

In 1993, Schamore, a U.S. Naval Electronics Technician, founded Digital Connections Plus (DC+). Digital Connections Plus was started in 1993 as Dean's Computers Plus (DC+), but in 1995 it was incorporated, and is now operating under the name of Digital Connections Plus (DC+). As Dean's Computers Plus (DC+), the company's focus was on desktop support and networking. Dean's Computer's largest customer was in manufacturing. Solving issues in the Process Control area propelled Dean's Computers into the market. Now, Digital Connections Plus (DC+) is incorporated, working full-time "as a system integrator that can implement end to end solutions from the plant floor to your desktop". Digital Connections Plus (DC+) is "one of the largest and most established IT companies in Kentucky,"[2]

Schamore was Breckinridge County's Chamber of Commerce president.[1]

2014 campaign

For the open seat in Kentucky's 10th District, Dwight D. Butler's old seat, the 2014 General Election was a campaign between Dean Schamore of Hardinsburg versus Alan Claypool of McDaniels.[3] Dean Schamore ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Alan Claypool defeated Jerry Lucas and Brian Key in the Republican primary. Schamore was endorsed by Kentucky State AFL-CIO, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council, IBEW Local 369, General Drivers, Warehousemen & Helpers Local Union No. 89, United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters & Service Technicians Local 502, Teamsters Local 783, United Auto Workers, Jefferson County Teachers Association/Better Schools Kentucky, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local No. 110, Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181, United Food & Commercial Workers Local 227, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen, Kentucky Education Association Political Action Committee, and The Kentucky PAC for Business, Innovation and Growth.[4]

On November 4, 2014, Schamore defeated Claypool in the general election with 8,099 votes (53.6%) versus 7,002 votes (46.4%).[5]

2014 platform

His priorities are: jobs, strong schools, agriculture, veterans, transportation, affordable higher education and safe communities.[6]

To WLKY, Schamore made the following pledges: 1) To bring in a "satellite technical training and junior college facility" into the 10th District; 2) To bring in new roads and highways to open up a "new corridor for investment"; 3) To implement tax reform to level the playing field for small business; 4) To offer tax incentives to lure companies with good paying jobs; 5) To expand broadband Internet coverage; 6) To raise the minimum wage over a three-year period, excluding small family farms; 7) To keep educational standards high; 8) To lower tuition rates for State Universities; 9) To keep Kynect and Kentucky Cooperative, and to improve them; 10) To keep the 2nd Amendment intact; 11) To allow for a ballot referendum on legalized gaming/casinos to allow the citizens of Kentucky to vote on the issue; 12) To oppose a statewide smoking ban.[7]


  1. 1 2 "". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  2. "Digital Connections Plus homepage". Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal (10 October 2014). "Key Kentucky House races". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  4. "Endorsements". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  5. November 2014 Election Results. Kentucky's Secretary of State.
  6. "Dean's Priorities". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  7. "In their own words: Dean Schamore". Retrieved 23 November 2014.
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