Dena Stebbins DeCamp was born in Chicago, IL and moved with her family to Polk County, FL when she was 6 years old. A life-long Republican, Dena became more involved with politics after hearing Rush Limbaugh on the radio talk about getting more involved.
In 2008 Dena served on the board of RWC Lakeland, Federated as 2nd Vice President and became campaign headquarters volunteer coordinator. Dena’s efforts for the Presidential election that year won her the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Republican Women’s Club. In 2009 Dena became President and served the club for 5 years, finally terming out in 2013.
In addition to serving the Republican Women, Dena became 1st Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Polk County and served from 2008 to 2010. Staying active in Polk County, she sponsored 3 Tea Party rallies 2009-2011, was Team Leader for Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate, became chair for the Republican Party of Polk County Campaign Headquarters in 2010 and in 2009 became District Representative for the Florida Federation of Republican Women, Nominating Committee Chair in 2011 and Member at Large in 2012 and then promoted to 2nd Vice President. In 2013 Dena was elected to 1st VP of the FFRW.
In 2012 Dena was hired by the RPOF to manage the campaign HQ, Romney for President. In 2014 Governor Rick Scott presented Dena with the Republican Party of Florida Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2015 Dena was elected President of the Florida Federation of Republican Women for 2016-17.
In 2016 Dena was asked to speak at Donald Trump Campaign rallies and was hired by the RNC to run the Lakeland Trump campaign headquarters.
Dena worked her way through Polk Community College and Florida Southern College while running 3 uniform stores in Lakeland from 1986 until closing the business in 2004 and opening a successful custom embroidery shop and an online store called Republican Shoppe.
She loves to read and sail and is married to Dr. O. Nelson DeCamp, Jr