|Member of the Washington House of Representatives|
from the Position 1, 13th legislative district
|Assumed office |
January 12, 2015
|Preceded by||Judy Warnick|
Thomas Emmett Dent
January 11, 1950
Nampa, Idaho, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Dayna Noel (Harrington) (Knapp) Dent|
|Residence||Moses Lake, Washington|
Aviation business owner
Thomas Emmett "Tom" Dent (born January 11, 1950) is an American politician of the Republican Party. He is a member of the Washington House of Representatives representing the 13th Legislative District. He is from Moses Lake. He was elected in 2014 to the House seat vacated by Judy Warnick, who retired to run for the Washington State Senate. He is a past chairman of the Grant County Republican Party.
Dent has lived in the Moses Lake area for more than 30 years. He has been a pilot since 1975, founding Tom Dent Aviation in Othello in 1977. The company moved to Moses Lake in 1984. He was appointed as a commissioner for Moses Lake Municipal Airport in 1994. He is also a cattle and bison rancher.
- "Warnick to run for open Senate seat, Tom Dent of Moses Lake files for vacant House seat". Daily Record. February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
- "Tom Dent". House Republican Organizational Committee. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
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