Senator Dan "Malano" Seum
State Senator Dan Seum began his career in the Kentucky General Assembly in 1982 as a State Representative where he served until 1988. He was first elected to serve in the State Senate from 1989-1992, then again from 1995-present. He has served in Senate Leadership for the past eight years, first as the Senate Majority Whip from 2005 until 2007 and currently as Senate Majority Caucus Chairman since 2007. He was elected to both positions by his fellow caucus members.
As a member of leadership, Senator Seum serves on Committee on Committees and the Rules Committee. The Senator also serves on five other standing committees: Banking & Insurance; Judiciary; Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations; and State and Local Government. He also serves on the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee and the Program Review and Investigations Committee, both statutory committees. Senator Seum is the former chair of Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee.
Senator Seum has received recognition for his legislative accomplishments, including Optimist of the Year; American Athletic Association of the Deaf Appreciation Award; Louisville Distinguished Citizen’s Award; and the Kentucky Guardian of Small Business Award.
He is a graduate of the Officer's Candidate School in the National Guard. He owned and operated Malano’s Restaurants for 34 years. When he is not working on his Senate duties, he works as a property manager in Jefferson County. Senator Seum represents the 38th District of southern Jefferson County.
Senator Seum lives in Fairdale, Kentucky, with his wife Rita. They have eight children and twenty two grandchildren.