Rep. Tom Dent's News & Media


Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, takes issue with the governor's plan to re-open the state from pandemic restrictions. Dent also discusses his two aviation bills and frustrations with the remote nature...

Feb. 4, 2021

On Tuesday, the House Transportation Committee unanimously approved two aviation-related bills sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake. House Bill 1030 would create the Community Airport Revitalization Board (CARB) loan program....

Feb. 4, 2021

Beginning today, large parts of the Central Puget Sound region will enter “Phase 2” of Governor Inslee's latest reopening plan, the “Roadmap to Recovery.” State Sen. Judy Warnick, Rep. Tom Dent...

Feb. 1, 2021

Building off of work done in the 2020 session, Rep. Tom Dent has introduced legislation to provide further regulatory relief to child care providers. House Bill 1278 would suspend all professional development...

Jan. 27, 2021

Gov. Jay Inslee's latest plan to reopen gatherings and businesses from coronavirus restrictions concerns Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, who talks about a letter he wrote to Gov. Jay Inslee explaining...

Jan. 26, 2021

Expressing concern Gov. Jay Inslee's “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan unfairly penalizes rural counties and communities, Rep. Tom Dent and 39 other legislators recently sent the governor a letter...

Jan. 26, 2021

Rep. Dent has sent a letter to the governor, co-signed by many other legislators, requesting the governor reexamine his latest reopening plan. Dent and his colleagues are concerned the plan ties...

Jan. 19, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, reviews his committee appointments and gives a feel for the first week of the mostly remote 2021 legislative session. Dent also shares why he voted against...

Jan. 19, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, sits down with KIT 1280 news to discuss hearing from constituents during a pandemic, the governor's growing powers, and the process of re-opening the state. Dent...

Jan. 19, 2021

When the 2021 legislative session convenes on Jan. 11, Rep. Tom Dent will continue his leadership role as the lead Republican member of the House Children, Youth and Families Committee. The...

Dec. 22, 2020