Rep. Tom Dent's News & Media


Rep. Dent talks with Mechelle Moran, owner and director of Creative Kids Learning Center, about the challenges she is facing due to new state rules and regulations and reimbursement rates.

Jan. 24, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses his bills related to aviation funding and affordable child care.

Jan. 24, 2020

When the Legislature convenes every January, the Capitol campus is busy with lawmakers, lobbyists, legislative staff, and students participating in the legislative page programs. Rep. Tom Dent is encouraging students interested in the...

Dec. 18, 2019

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