Dennis Zent

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Dennis Zent
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Indiana House of Representatives District 51
In office
November 7, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1969-1971
Service branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service1979-1989
Dennis Zent is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Zent's professional experience includes owning a business. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 and the Air Force from 1979 to 1989.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Zent served on the following committees:

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial Institutions
Public Health
Veterans Affairs and Public Safety



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Zent won election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 51. Zent defeated Aaron Claudy in the May 8 Republican primary[2] and defeated Lon Keyes (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Zent 66.9% 13,025
     Democratic Lon Keyes 33.1% 6,449
Total Votes 19,474

Indiana House of Representatives, District 51 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Zent 78.4% 5,370
Aaron Claudy 21.6% 1,482
Total Votes 6,852

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Zent is married and has two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Dodge (R)
Indiana House of Representatives District 51
Succeeded by