Candidate Profile
Tom Dent

Republican, Washington

Biography

Name
Tom Dent
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 13 - Pos. 1
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  100%, 100% (cum.)
American Conservative Union WA (ACU-WA), 2016:  89%, 94% (cum.)

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice WA, 2018:  F
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC), 2018:  9%, 13% (cum.)
Conservation Voters WA, 2017-18:  8%, 9% (cum.)

25%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

1
Washington Retail Association

Reported by Candidate

1
Association of Washington Business, Washington Retail Association, Spokane Home Builders Association, People For safe and Healthy Communities, Rob McKenna, Dino Rossi

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
8
Bill Bryant, Dan Newhouse, Elizabeth Scott, Judith (Judy) Warnick, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Luanne VanWerven and 2 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Luanne VanWerven

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of necessary infrastructure on our border that maximizes the ability to control entering and exiting the United States.

Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Agree

Governments should define marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman.

Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Agree

Parents should have the right to opt their children out of classes as they see fit.

Neutral

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Agree

Government should compel businesses and schools to allow access in all cases based on “gender identity.”

Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Neutral

Commercial surrogacy should be legal.

Neutral

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

Individual rights come from government.

Strongly Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

to save the life of the mother

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

power corrupts. the three branches of government provide checks and balances.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, Jesus Christ is my savior

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Somewhat Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

my voting record in the Washington State House of Representatives

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

encourage economic development and business expansion.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

allow competition in the insurance industry

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

encourage industry to reinvest in communities, reduce regulation, government needs to prioritize public spending.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Businessman for 40 years, engaged in political activity since age 14. Life experience, passion for people

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

tomdentcommittee@gmail.com

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I believe that regardless of our political views we still have more in common than we don't. To be successful in politics you need relationships based on respect, and an ability to listen. all people have something to say and something to teach, if one can be quiet and listen.

Background

Education

  • Othello High School, Othello, WA., 1968
  • Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA., 1970
  • Wagner Aircraft Flight School, Moses Lake, WA., 1976

Work & Military

  • Association of WA Aerial Applicators, founding member
  • Pacific Northwest Aerial Applicators Alliance, Various positions
  • Cattle Producers of WA., Charter member

Affiliations

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Council member/President
  • Living Word Lutheran Church, member
  • Grant County Republican Central Committee, Chairman/State Committeeman
  • Washington State Republican Party, Member of State Committee
  • Grant County Sheriffs Posse, member

Offices

  • State Representative, Held 2015-2018
  • Grant County Republican Central Committee Chair, Sought 2001-2010
 

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