Thank you for visiting my website. It is a privilege to serve as your 13th District state representative. I am honored and humbled to work for you.

Washington state is facing a very serious set of challenges. Partisanship has gotten in the way of progress and this has not served you well. I pride myself on working across the aisle and bring a willingness to work with anyone who wants to make the state of Washington a better place to live, work, do business and raise a family.

We need to implement common-sense reforms and measures of accountability so government works more efficiently and effectively. Government should fulfill its most critical duties, and then let citizens prosper without interference.

Please keep in touch if you have any questions, comments or concerns. My door is always open. Thank you for the honor of serving you in the Legislature.

Rep. Tom Dent
R-Moses Lake
(360) 786-7932  |  tom.dent@leg.wa.gov
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Election-year restrictions prohibit me from updating my website until after the November 2022 election. However, you are still welcome to contact me anytime.

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My Priorities

Rep. Dent talks with Glenn Vaagen about how the 2022 session impacted agriculture

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, reviews the 2022 legislative session for Glenn Vaagen on the Pacific Northwest Ag Network. He talks about being able to stop some bad legislation, answers why recent sessions have not been particularly ag-friendly and discusses what needs to happen in 2023. Wash. House Republicans...

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Children and youth in state systems must have their needs addressed so they can succeed

We must provide opportunities for them to be successful. We need to look at our foster care and mental health systems to ensure we are not leaving children behind and their needs are being addressed. New state rules and regulations are pushing childcare providers out of business, at a time when it is already difficult to find childcare. We need to look at reasonable rules and regulations.

State of Reform: A conversation on increasing child care with Rep. Tom Dent

Rep. Dent discusses on PNWAG about working with the community to fight wildfires

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discussed on PNWAG about combating wildfires with the community's help. Rep. Dent is working on House Bill 1981 which would allow the creation of rural fire protection associations to work with local fire stations to combat wild fires. Under the legislations, associations would be...

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Rep. Tom Dent: Overview of aviation issues in the 2022 legislative session

The 2022 legislative session came to an end on March 10. The Legislature banged the gavel to signify Sine Die a little past 11:30 pm on the whirlwind, short 60-day session. Aviation didn't fare too well this year, as short sessions are difficult to move complicated legislation. House Bill...

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Meet Tom Dent

Tom Dent has been a Columbia Basin resident for nearly 60 years. He became a professional pilot in 1976, and soon after founded Tom Dent Aviation, which offered aerial application, pilot service and flight instruction for area agriculture. Tom also owns the Flying T Ranch, where he lives 7...

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