DENNIS SEMLER has been serving citizens of Tulsa County as the Tulsa County Treasurer since he was first elected in 1995. He was reelected in 1998, 2002 and 2006 without opposition. There is a reason for Dennis’ successful tenure as Tulsa County Treasurer. That is, he is dedicated to constantly looking for ways to improve the services provided by the treasurer’s office to the benefit of the citizens of Tulsa County.
Dennis believes it is important that he not only serve the taxpayers of Tulsa County but that they know how their tax dollars are being spent. He regularly attends community functions and events to answer citizen’s questions about county taxes. And, he was instrumental in setting up the Vision 2025 rebate for senior citizens.
Dennis’ integrity and professionalism has been recognized by county treasurers across Oklahoma who elected him President of the County Treasurer’s Association of Oklahoma. And, as an elected official, Dennis has served on the State Executive Board of the County Officers and Deputies Association of Oklahoma.
Dennis’ service to Tulsa County doesn’t stop at the end of the day. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Volunteers of America of Oklahoma. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Chairman of the Tulsa County United Way, and the North Tulsa Housing Task Force.
Dennis earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude in history and business administration at Oral Roberts University. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa’s College of Law where he served on the Tulsa Law Journal. Dennis earned his Chancellor’s Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Missouri at St. Louis and further earned advance certification in County Treasurer Management from Oklahoma State University. Prior to becoming Tulsa County Treasurer, Dennis worked with senior management at First National Bank and Trust Company of Tulsa (now J.P. Morgan Chase), and as an assistant district attorney in the felony trial division of the Tulsa County District Attorney’s office.
Dennis is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the National Rifle Association, the National Association of Republican County Officials, and the National District Attorney’s Association. He also serves on the Executive Board of the County Treasurer’s Association of Oklahoma and is a member of numerous Tulsa County Chambers of Commerce.
Dennis and his wife Kathy are active members of the Tulsa Assembly Church of Broken Arrow and are actively involved in youth ministry.
Dennis and Kathy have one son who is completing his doctorate in Ohio.