Dennis Moore (born November 8, 1945), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the 3rd Congressional District of Kansas.
Moore was born in Anthony, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas and received a Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University. He served in the U.S. Army before becoming Assistant Attorney General of Kansas. After a period in private practice, he was elected District Attorney in Johnson County, serving in that capacity from 1977 to 1989.
He was first elected to the House in 1998. In 2004, Moore faced law professor Kris Kobach in the general election. Kobach was a conservative who accused Moore of being a left-wing radical out of touch with his Kansas constituency.
Moore is broadly accepted as a moderate Democrat. Moore has built a broad consensus among Democrats and Moderate Republicans, Moore is a social liberal who voted for some of President George W. Bush's tax cuts but opposed later cuts due to increases in the federal deficit. Moore is also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a House coalition of moderate-to-conservative Democrats.