Dent Receives National Award

Moses Lake Assemblyman Tom Dent received an award for his work on improving children’s health. Dent was given the 2017 Advocate of the year Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics making him one of two people in the country to receive the award. The AAP Child Health Advocate Award recognizes the significant accomplishments of public officials and private sector advocates. Dent says that having experience with children battling mental health issues helped him understand the importance of doing a better job of addressing youth mental health needs.