Rep. Tom Dent's News & Media


Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, has been appointed to the Oversight Board for Children, Youth and Families by House Speaker Frank Chopp. The establishment of the Oversight Board is part of House...

May 11, 2018

Sen. Judy Warnick and Reps. Matt Manweller and Tom Dent will be holding informal meetings throughout Lincoln County to gain insights from constituents and discuss the recent 2018 legislative session. Below...

May 3, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently decided not to recommend closure of the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility at the Grant County International Airport (GCIA). The FAA's decision is the culmination...

April 18, 2018

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent to improve wildfire preparedness and prevention was recently signed into law by Gov. Inslee. House Bill 2561 will have the commissioner of public lands direct the wildland fire advisory...

March 28, 2018

Foster parents will have an official list of foster parent rights and responsibilities under legislation signed by the governor earlier this week. Rep. Tom Dent introduced House Bill 2785 for the 2018...

March 16, 2018

Three bills sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent are headed to the governor's desk for his signature after their passage through the Legislature. “The three bills are in priority areas for me – wildfires,...

March 5, 2018

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, provides a final report on House Bill 1656 – Aviation Loan Program Infrastructure Account, House Bill 2561 – Wildland Fire Advisory Committee, House Bill 2781 –...

March 2, 2018

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discuses opportunities to expand pilot training via an aviation scholarship/ loan program addressing the nation-wide pilot shortage, proposals for the supplemental budget, taxes, and gives an...

Feb. 23, 2018

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses four of his bills that recently made it out of the House: a foster parent “bill of rights,” a proposal to expand the responsibilities of...

Feb. 16, 2018

Under legislation passed Monday by the Washington State House of Representatives, foster parents will have an official list of foster parent rights and responsibilities. Rep. Tom Dent, the prime-sponsor of House...

Feb. 14, 2018