Rep. Tom Dent's News & Media


In June, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle about wildfire and its impacts on communities. Until the last few years,...

Aug. 14, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent has been elected to the board of directors of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) organization. The organization focuses on cooperation, leadership and educational opportunities for state...

July 24, 2019

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was reversing course on its proposal to close or privatize 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers operated by the U.S. Forest...

July 1, 2019

A bill that will increase the presence of eastern Washington on the state Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Oversight Board was signed by the governor on Tuesday. House Bill...

May 24, 2019

A measure that will establish the Pesticide Application Safety Committee was signed into law by Gov. Inslee on Thursday. Senate Bill 5550, which passed the Legislature with near unanimous support, is...

May 10, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee recently vetoed 13th District Rep. Tom Dent's legislation that would give childcare centers more time to comply with required professional development standards. Dent's House Bill 1866, which passed both...

May 3, 2019

Daria Lawson, a home-school student in the Moses Lake School District served as a page April 8 – 12 in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her...

April 27, 2019

On Wednesday, Gov. Inslee signed legislation requiring the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to evaluate traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening tools for children going into the state's foster care...

April 25, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins KIT to discuss his bills that made it through the legislature this session. Dent's bills include HB 1561, which expanded the Oversight Board of the...

April 23, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins Capitol Report to discuss the highlights of this year's legislative session, issues that he plans to work on during the interim, and information about how...

April 19, 2019