Dale Denno Biography – Dale Denno Wiki
Dale Denno was an American politician from Maine.
He worked for 16 years in senior roles at the insurance company Unum before serving stints as an assistant Maine attorney general and director of the Office for Family Independence. He retired from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, where he was director of the Office for Family Independence in 2013.
Denno was elected to the Legislature to represent Cumberland and part of Gray in a 2016 rematch of the 2014 race that he narrowly lost to Republican Michael Timmons. He won re-election easily in 2018 after his lung cancer diagnosis. Following a diagnosis of lung cancer in 2018, Denno announced that he would resign from the state legislature in March 2019.
Denno was also chairman of Cumberland’s Aging in Place Committee and an adjunct professor of business law at Saint Joseph’s College. He has volunteered at Preble Street in Portland and the Cumberland Food Pantry.
Dale Denno Age
Dale Denno was 68 years old at the time of his death. He was born in California and raised in New York.
Dale Denno Wife
Dale Denno was married to his wife Diane Dahlke.
Dale Denno Children
He had two children and two grandchildren.
Dale Denno Death
Denno died on 16 April 2019 aged .
Dale Denno Cause of Death
Dale Denno’s cause of death was lung cancer.
Dale Denno Cancer
In August 2018, Dale Denno disclosed his lung cancer diagnosis. He said in a statement:
“As Representative for District 45, I want to share some unfortunate news: I have been diagnosed with lung cancer. I believe that it is my ethical responsibility to be transparent in every possible way as the voters make their decisions, and I consider the voters to have the right to information relating to a candidate’s health.
“Fortunately, I’m working with a wonderful oncologist, who believes that my otherwise clear lungs and overall good health are in my favor. I begin treatment next week, and I am optimistic that I will respond well. Many of you have experienced cancer in your own life or your family’s, and you know this is always a tough battle. But I will be doing everything I can to fight this awful disease.
“During the period of treatment, I will continue to knock on doors, put up signs, and engage with the voters whenever I can. I believe that the issues facing Maine are serious, and I want to be part of their solution. My passion for public service is undiminished, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent my community in Augusta. If elected in November, I promise I will work hard to stand up for the principles that have always guided me.
“To all of you who are volunteering your time and talents to my campaign, I can never thank you enough. And to all of you who greet me at your doors with warmth and hospitality, your encouragement means the world to me. I consider myself a lucky man to live in this supportive community, and in this beautiful state.”